Wind Advisory is up for the entire viewing area with a High Wind Watch up just west & southwest of here for damaging non-t'storm winds at times tonight-Thursday.
Stay tuned for any upgrades to High Wind Warnings for part of the area.
Band of rain & a few t'storms will come through in the 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. time frame for the viewing area.
A bit of a line of some storms may be embedded in this band of rain & an isolated severe t'storm or two could be in that.
Winds will already be strong overnight outside of any t'storm with some periodic gusts bursting at 45-60 mph from the south. A more intense t'storm could enhance that wind energy to the surface.
The sun should appear tomorrow morning with windy to very windy conditions. Temperatures should shoot up to 67-72 by late morning.
Two lines of showers & t'storms should develop & pass 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Some severe weather is possible.
Right now, Marginal Risk is up for western half & Slight Risk for eastern half.
Main threat would be damaging wind. Given the low-level shear, isolated tornado risk is there as well.
At this moment, the core area of best severe risk & best potential of an upgrade in the severe weather threat is just east of our area. However, we still need to monitor very closely.
An additional 0.35-0.90" of additional rainfall is likely.
Thursday gusts 12 a.m.-7 a.m. (in knots):
Thursday wind gusts 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (in knots):
Thursday 7 p.m.-Friday 7 a.m. gusts (knots):
Rain/snow showers may go to a period of snow showers Friday! The ground will be pretty mild after a warm Thursday & temperatures should be above freezing, so any accumulation would tend to be local, minor & brief.
Cold pattern weekend to next week with highs 30s & 40 with lows in the 20s. Some cold showers are possible Wednesday-Thursday, which may mix with or end as some snow.
Big change is on the horizon after March 22 with string of 70s days (possibly some places to 80). Storms are a good bet around March 28, followed by brief, but potenti cold spell.
Early April should turn warm with above normal temperatures, but I think mid-April could turn colder with frost & freezing with temperatures as much as 20 degrees below normal.
Still looks like summer should arrive late April! Mid to upper 80s are possible!
A couple severe weather events during the month look possible when you compare similar years to this one.
- March 13, 6:30 PM Weather Forecast Update: Here is the Outlook Now to Late April
- March 13, 11 PM Forecast Update
- March 13, 1:30 PM Update
- March 3, 1 PM Weather Update: The Snow Outlook
- 2:30 PM Weather Update: Rainfall Outlook & Overall Forecast
- April 30, 2 PM Weather Forecast Update
- April 13, 5 PM Weather Forecast Update (Including Easter Sunday)
- March 18, 11 PM: Last Occurrences of Frost & Freezing & the Outlook to Late April
- January 1, 11 PM Weather Forecast Outlook