Tuesday, April 1 Forecast Discussion

Clouds have thinned out through the afternoon hours, and temperatures continue to rise through the upper 70s. We will see a few clouds and fog develop overnight as we stay mild dropping only to the mid 50s. Tomorrow and Thursday will be warm days again before our next potent cold front arrives.

The front and storms ahead of it are forecast to arrive Thursday after sunset. The Storm Prediction Center is continuing to watch for the threat of severe weather, and now has included the northwest corner of the viewing area in a slight risk for severe weather Thursday night into Friday morning. Ingredients are starting to come together for a severe weather event, but the main question for us is do we have enough upper level support for severe storms? The bulk of the jet stream energy will be off to our north, however, one of our models is hinting that the energy could be further south and focused on us, so this is something we will have to watch very closely through the rest of the week. Storms look to exit Friday morning and skies will clear through the day.

Saturday will be the only dry day of the weekend, and even then, we could see rain return as early as Saturday evening for locations south of Interstate 20. Our next area of low pressure will develop on Sunday and move over top of us, bringing plenty of rain to the area as well as ushering in cooler and drier air on the backside of this system. Temperatures will drop from the low 70s for highs on Sunday to middle 60s for highs on Tuesday. Rain showers will be possible on Monday and Tuesday, but most of the rain will fall on Sunday.


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