ALERT: Warm & Windy - Severe PM Storms

ALERT: Severe storms will be possible this afternoon and evening.

It has been a great ride with mild temperatures the past week and a half but it will come to an abrupt halt this afternoon and evening with a round of potentially severe storms. 

Before that cold front arrives another record will likely fall as our high temperature today climbs into the low 70s.  We have already broke the record for most 60+ degree days in February, the most consecutive 60 degree days and the most consecutive 65+ degree days.

Skies today will be partly cloudy through the morning with increasing clouds and mild temperatures.  The wind will really start to pick up throughout the day gusting to 30 mph and that is before even any storms arrive.  The wind along with some sun will help push the temperature to the low 70s.

Now for the storms. The timing is between 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.  What we will have to keep an eye on is any storms during the afternoon that will flare up ahead of the actual cold front and the line that will develop.

It is these individual storms that could produce a tornado or two.  Once a line of storms develops, which should be closer to the evening hours, we will transition to more of a damaging wind event.  All storms should be off to the east by 10 pm.   Hopefully all the ingredients don’t come together but the potential is there so it is best to have your plan ready.

Saturday will be a shock to the system!

Temperatures will be in the 30s but with a gusty northwest wind it will feel like it is in the teens and even single digits at times.  You may even see a few snow flurries but no accumulation will be heading our way.  Sunday we bring the sunshine back and temperatures will get back into the low to mind 40s.

Sunrise: 7:25 AM    Sunset: 6:32 PM

Today: Partly Cloudy – Warm & Windy – Severe Storms Possible… 72

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy – Much Colder…32

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy – Few rain/snow showers… 35

Sunday: Partly Cloudy… 45

Monday: Brief Mix Early – Then Partly Cloudy… 52

Tuesday: Sct. Rain Showers… 60

Wednesday: More Showers… 55

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