Saturday 5/18 Forecast Discussion

After a few days with afternoon showers and thunderstorms thanks to a Low Pressure system situated to our North, we started clearing out this afternoon. As soon as the sun made its return, temperatures quickly climbed into the mid and upper 80s, and with High Pressure in play over the next few days, we'll remain dry, and temperatures look to hit the 90s for the first time this year. This evening, there is a significant severe weather outbreak occurring over the Plains with large hail, damaging straight-line winds, and some confirmed tornadoes. The system responsible for that will move slowly Eastward over the next few days, with areas of the Plains and Midwest already outlined for a severe weather threat over the next two days. As it continues moving East, the system should weaken and bring a cold front through here midweek. Models are differing on exact timing and strength, but at this point it looks like we could see some strong to possibly severe storms Wednesday into Thursday, so we'll keep an eye on that. After that system moves through, we look to be in the clear for the weekend with temperatures creeping back up towards 90.

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