Warm & breezy with strong to severe storms late tonight

Starting our Wednesday with mild temps in the 60s, cloudy skies and windy conditions. Current wind gusts around 30mph with sustained winds 15-25mph. Any storm activity from the overnight hours has stayed north and east and should continue to do so. We’re in for another very warm, breezy day with a few peaks of afternoon sunshine and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. 

Tonight we’ll see a line of storms move in ahead of a strong cold front pushing in from the northwest. Storms look like they’ll fire up around midnight (earlier NW of Lou) and will last for a few hours. Strong damaging wind gusts (40-60mph) and hail (could be up to 2″) are possible in these storms. The tornado threat is low, but is something we’ll be monitoring. We are now in a level 3 out of 5 (Enhanced Risk) category on the SPC severe weather scale. 

Storms move off to the south and east by daybreak and as the cold front moves in temps will drop. Our Thursday high temp will only be in the upper 50s so expect cool, breezy sunshine Thurs afternoon. 

More cool air streams in for Friday and the weekend, but we’re in for a few dry days before our next system moves in on Sunday bringing shower and a few storms for Easter. We may have frost issues beginning Friday with overnight lows in the 30s. 

SHORT TERM FORECAST

WEDNESDAY: Warm & breezy with storms overnight. High: 81. Wind: W 15-30 mph. Gusts higher. Damaging wind and hail possible late. 

THURSDAY:  Clearing skies, breezy and much cooler. High: 58. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.

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