Quiet & mild Thursday lined up for us – Nick

Good Wednesday evening, everyone. As advertised, we had our shot for t-storms come on in early this morning. Once we got past the morning hours, though, the cold front shifted the t-storms to the east of the region. Fortunately, we didn’t see any severe weather with the t-storms today. All the severe weather this evening and tonight is working across the Ohio River Valley into the Tennessee Valley and down to the Gulf Coast. Look at the high pressure building in behind the front, though.

Even though the high will keep us mostly clear tonight, it will lead to cold temperatures tonight and into Thursday morning. How cold? Cold enough for frost advisories and freeze warnings to go into effect until 9 AM Thursday.

With a lighter northerly breeze to start the night and turning out of the southwest by morning, that will work together with mostly clear skies to bring temperatures down into the lower to middle 30s across the region.

Fortunately, it won’t stay cold all day long. Under mostly sunny skies and a southwest breeze at 5-15 mph, we’ll soar into the upper 50s by the noon hour before highs top out in the middle 60s across the region.

After temperatures drop into the middle 40s for Good Friday morning, it will be a mild afternoon with highs back around 70°. While the day may start dry, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies take hold during the day as another wave comes on through. It wants to fire some scattered t-storms during the day and keep some scattered showers going into Friday night. Even though indications show nothing turning severe, we’ll still keep an eye on these t-storms as we get the Easter weekend going.

That first wave could keep a few showers around for Saturday morning before we dry out for the afternoon. Even with mostly cloudy skies, we’ll keep mild with highs in the lower 60s. Heading into Easter Sunday, another system will pass on through. It does want to bring some scattered showers and t-storms in for the morning hours. However, we should dry out for the afternoon with highs still topping out in the lower 60s.

The new work/school week will start off with mild temperatures again in the lower 60s while we keep dry under partly sunny skies. Sticking with Doug’s pattern, look at what comes our way on Tuesday. That system on the Future Track below will be another shot for rain and t-storms across the region. Since those could be strong to severe, that is a system for next week that we’ll certainly keep an eye on. Even with the t-storm chances for Tuesday afternoon and lasting until Wednesday morning, we’ll stay mild for both days with highs in the middle 60s.

Doug’s long range forecast through the rest of the month and through the middle of May is down below. Have a good night and a great Thursday!


April 21st-23rd:  Warming back up into the weekend with thunderstorm chances returning on Thursday and Friday.  Those could be strong to severe.

April 24th-30th:  Our temperatures look mainly mild for this week. We’ll watch for t-storm chances Sunday, slight t-storm chances Wednesday, slight t-storm chances Thursday and t-storm chances Friday.

May 1st-7th:  A warm week with thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday, most likely severe.  Thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, also most likely severe.

May 8th-14th:  A warm storm with thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, most likely severe.  Cooler for the middle of the week.  Mild temperatures back in the rest of the week with  thunderstorms by the weekend.

May 15th-21st:  Cooler start to the week with thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.  We warm up toward the weekend with Saturday thunderstorms, most likely severe.

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