ALERT DAY Thursday Due to Chance of Strong Storms -Bill Graul
Unseasonably Mild Tonight & Thursday
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING:
I’m tracking a very strong cold front that will track east across our area on Thursday afternoon. As it does, showers and t-storms will race east/northeast along it. The speed of the storms could translate down to the surface in the form of strong gusty winds and perhaps some small hail. A brief isolated tornado cannot be fully ruled out. This is why Thursday is an ALERT DAY… so be sure to remain extra weather aware and stay tuned for updates.
Before the front arrives, expect unseasonably mild temps tonight and Thursday. Lows tonight will only drop into the 59-64F range and highs Thursday will be in the 65-70F range. These temps are about 20-degrees above average! Slight chance of showers and isolated thunder tonight, with the greatest chances north and west.
SHARPLY COLDER STARTING FRIDAY:
The coldest air so far this season will flow into the region behind the cold front on Thursday night and Friday. Expect highs on Friday in the mid 30s, or a good 30+ degrees colder than Thursday in many areas. Not only that, but some spots could see some flurries with blustery W/NW winds.
TASTE OF WINTER HERE TO STAY:
Highs look to remain in the 30s over the weekend, in fact right through at least Thursday of next week. Still breezy on Saturday as well. Flurries possible next Monday, then a chance of light snow showers next Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will be in the 10s and 20s. Brrr!
Have a good Wednesday night and stay tuned for updates concerning the storm chances on Thursday. -Meteorologist Bill Graul
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