Warm and windy today, thunderstorms moving in Friday -Chris

Good Thursday morning everyone. We’re a step closer to the weekend and to some much needed rain chances across the area. However, we’ve got to get through a few hurdles on our way to rain. The big one, is increasing wind gusts again. Gusts today could push upwards of 35mph and possibly greater as we head into Friday.

The rain tracker is always updating getting the latest information. Right now, our rain projections have us getting from 1-3″ of rain with the heaviest amounts right across the heart of the area.

There’s a very low-end risk for some severe storms today in our far western counties. If any of the storms out west get a bit nasty later, some hail and gusty winds are the main threat. Our better chances of strong and possibly severe thunderstorms comes on Friday with the main system passing through.

Today, we’re windy and mostly cloudy. We’ve got highs pushing the mid to upper 70s across the area, so above where we should be this time of year.

Tonight, we’re about 20° above where we should be for an overnight low. We could see a few scattered showers, especially in SEK, with lows in the upper 60s.

The big show gets going Friday afternoon. Some scattered showers and storms are possible across the area in the morning hours – after 9:00, but more organized thunderstorms get going later in the day around 2:00pm.

We’ve got another unseasonably warm week ahead of us after this system gets through.

Your long range forecast is below.




Long range forecast: Based off the Heady Pattern

Next Wednesday-Saturday:  Mild on Wednesday and Thursday but cooling down Friday and Saturday.  Rain chances on Thursday.

November 13th-19th: Cool start with rain chances on Sunday.  Rain chances back in by the middle of the week.  Mainly a cool week

November 27th-December 3rd:  A cold start then the second half of the week mainly chilly.  Rain or snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.

December 4th-10th: Warming up this week and mainly dry until Friday and Saturday.  Rain or snow chances and cooling down for the weekend.

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