Storms Possible Thursday After Quiet Week

AM Headlines:
  • Mild Start, Another warm and cloudy day
  • Patchy AM Fog for the foothills
  • Strong storms, Isolated severe threat Thursday Afternoon
    • Threat Level = Low (Level 1)
    • Damaging Wind Gusts, Large Hail = Biggest Threats
  • Pleasant End to the Week
  • Widespread rain late Easter Sunday
Discussion:
It’s another mild start across the region with patchy fog across the foothills after yesterday’s rain. Cloudy and warm today with highs reaching the low 80s. A breezy afternoon with winds out of the southwest 5-10 mph. A strong cold front will bring the threat of severe weather across parts of the central US today. This front will track east through the evening. Likely will see some ongoing showers and even storms early Thursday morning depending on what can hold on from these storms moving in from Tennessee. This could bring an isolated damaging wind threat to the mountains and foothills. But, my concern will be storms developing ahead of the cold front Thursday afternoon – especially across areas south and east of I-85. Likely going to have a few strong, if not severe storms between 4-10 pm Thursday. Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the primary threats. Once the front clears Thursday night,
Much more pleasant outlook Friday with temps reaching the mid to upper 70s. Shower chances return Saturday and Easter Sunday. But, not expecting widespread rain until late Sunday night. Rain will continue into Monday morning. It will get chilly next week with highs only reaching the low to mid-60s – about 10 degrees below average for this time of year.