Friday, April 26 Forecast Discussion

Plenty of sun today, but high clouds are arriving as showers and storms have developed off to our north. They will stay there tonight, but a cold front will approach the area tomorrow. The good news is the system has slowed down and does not look to arrive until the evening hours on Saturday. The bad news is because of the delay, some of the storms, especially north of I-20, could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk up for locations along and north of Highway 16.

This system will be with us for Sunday, but will turn into a rain maker for the duration of Sunday. It should push south of us Sunday night, but the chance for showers and storms will be possible until Thursday as the front will stall along the Highway 98 corridor.

Thursday into Friday are being monitored closely for our next chance at rain and potentially a major cool down. An upper level low will be deepening over the Great Plains. Right now, the question is will the low stall over us or to our west. If it stalls to our west, we may see a prolonged period of rain and cool temperatures. If it stalls on top of us, we will see the same thing only temperatures will be much colder. For now, we are too far out and models too different to have a strong feeling one way or the other, but late next week could be very cold, which is not good news for Relay for Life. We will be watching this closely.

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