It is a windy, mild day with strong south-southwest winds & increasing clouds. Temperatures are 46-56 over the area with the coolest temperatures over the areas that saw the deeper snow pack. Winds have gusted as high as 32 mph at of 1:45 p.m. in the viewing area.
Severe storms & flooding will occur south of our area this week.
It is looking like severe weather risk in some part or even multiple parts of the southern U.S. Monday-Friday.
We look to get the rainfall mainly tonight-Tuesday morning, as the trend continues to shove more & more of the heavy rainfall well south of our area & dry us out sooner.
Rainfall & even some isolated t'storms are likely tonight to tomorrow morning.
Main time frame for the viewing area is 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
After 50s today, we will be mild from near 50 to the 50s tonight.
Wind will turn to the northwest tomorrow with highs 48-55 early, then falling to 42-46 before rising again to 45-50 by late afternoon.
Skies should turn partly to mostly cloudy.
Rainfall totals should run 0.25-1".
Tuesday looks partly cloudy with highs 46-54. Winds look strong from the west to west-southwest at 20-30 mph.
Patchy fog & 30-35 lows are likely Tuesday morning with light winds.
Wednesday looks partly cloudy with highs 47-56 after patchy fog & 29-33 in the morning.
Cold front should pass Thursday with a few showers possible as skies turn mostly cloudy. Winds will be strong from the south-southwest at 20-30 mph with highs in the 50s.
Friday & Saturday look colder withs 30s & 40s for highs & lows in the 20s. Skies look mostly sunny to partly cloudy with northwest to west winds at 15-30 mph.
Next Sunday looks partly to mostly cloudy & windy (south-southwest wind 20-35 mph) with highs 55-60.
Monday, March 9 to Tuesday, March 10 looks warm & windy with 1-2" of rainfall total & t'storms possible. Highs may reach the 60s. I cannot rule out MARGINAL RISK for severe weather in part of the viewing area.
It looks colder than normal March 12-17.
A random, brief, wet snowfall cannot be ruled out, through it wouldn't last long on the ground.
Warmth is impressive for a time late month. Equally impressive is the cold diving into western Canada & the western U.S.
After heavier rainfall, storm risk, the cold rolls in with freezing & even risk of some flakes just before we enter April.
However, note the warmth building quickly behind the cold signaling a warm-up with above normal temperatures returning after April 4.