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March 13, 6:30 PM Weather Forecast Update: Here is the Outlook Now to Late April

It continues to look like an active forecast. Here is the outlook to late April.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 5:06 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2019 10:58 PM

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. 

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