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Severe thunderstorm risk is with us later Thursday afternoon

Published: Mar. 30, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2022 at 12:08 AM EDT
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Tonight: Increasing clouds. A rogue shower is possible, but most of the period is dry. Temperatures slowly rise late. Windy, especially in the higher terrain. Low: 35-42↑

Thursday: Warm with an 80% chance of rain showers, especially in the afternoon and evening. Some afternoon storms are possible. Any storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind the highest threat. Severe weather is NOT GUARANTEED. Strong, non-thunderstorm winds also possible, especially in the higher terrain. Non-storm gusts could range 30-45mph. High: 60-70

Forecast Discussion:

Clouds increase overnight tonight and temperatures should slowly follow suit toward morning. Lows will be in the 30s. A stray shower is possible.

Thursday will be warm and unsettled with some uncertainty in the thunderstorm risk. Highs climb into the mid 60s and with any sunshine temperatures could quickly approach 70. We do expect a lot of clouds through the day and this should help keep the risk of severe thunderstorms lower than if we see several hours or more of sunshine. The chance of rain is 70-80%, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Any storms that do form could produce damaging wind. Due to the structure of the winds aloft, a quick, spin-up tornado can not be ruled out. Severe weather is NOT guaranteed in your location and the overall tornado threat is low. Please be weather aware.

GUSTY WINDS LIKELY
GUSTY WINDS LIKELY(WBNG)
SEVERE STORM RISK
SEVERE STORM RISK(WBNG)

The cold front trailing Wednesday’s warm front crosses late Thursday into the wee-hours of Friday morning and Friday will be 20-25 degrees colder with some rain and snow showers.

WARMER WEATHER
WARMER WEATHER(WBNG)

Next weekend looks seasonable with highs in the mid 40s to near 50. Saturday looks quite pleasant but some showers have crept into the forecast for Sunday. Monday remains quiet but some showers are possible again Tuesday and Wednesday.