Severe Storms Possible This Weekend

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WEDNESDAY:  Plan on sunny skies and warm highs in the 80s.  It may end up being the best day of 2019 to date.  Look for light south winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows around 60.

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THURSDAY: We’ll enjoy a mix of sun and clouds with continued warm highs in the 80s. Breezy southerly winds develop between 15 and 25 mph.  Some gusts may be over 30 mph at times.

THURSDAY NIGHT:  A line of gusty showers and storms is possible with an incoming cold front. The system appears moisture starved so we don’t anticipate severe weather at this time; however, we’ll continue watch it. Temperatures will cool into the upper 50s to around 60 by Friday morning.

FRIDAY:  We’re going to keep a 30% chance of a few showers and storms going due to a stalled front somewhere in the region. Highs dip back into the 70s.

SATURDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT:  Numerous showers and storms are expected by Saturday afternoon across the region as highs climb into the 70s.  We anticipate several inches of rain to potentially fall before all is said and done.  There is also a threat for more severe weather, with all modes on the table.  The most likely timing for severe weather appears to be Saturday evening into the overnight hours.

Given numerous outdoor activities and festivals with thousands of people visiting in different cities within our region, it is important for emergency managers and festival holders to be aware and prepared out of an abundance of caution.  While there still remains uncertainty with how things will shake out, the potential for overnight severe weather with many visitors has us a bit more concerned.

SUNDAY: We anticipate rain and storms to push to the east in the morning hours, with things drying out by Sunday afternoon/evening.

MONDAY – TUESDAY: Looking drier with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures remaining in the 70s.

MIDDLE TO LATE NEXT WEEK:  Another big weather maker is heading our way by next Wednesday and Thursday (April 17th – 18th).  This system may produce more heavy rain and severe weather in our region.  We’ll keep you updated.

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