Tuesday, March 19 Forecast Discussion

After the large, hail producing thunderstorms yesterday, things are much quieter weather-wise today as high pressure has built in, cleared out the clouds, and knocked temperatures down to more seasonal readings. The seasonal weather will continue for the Vernal Equinox tomorrow, but a shower may be possible in the morning for locations south of I-20 with the best chance for locations along and south of Highway 84.

We will remain dry for the back half of Wednesday and Thursday before an active weather period begins on Friday. A warm front will lift northward, increasing temperatures into the weekend and bringing rain. Rain will start on Friday with the heaviest on Saturday. Late Saturday, an upper trough will dig into the region from our west, and this may be the catalyst for strong to severe storms. We are still five days out, so a lot can change, but we will be watching this system very closely.

Once this system exits on Sunday, much colder air returns to start Easter Week. Again, we are about a week out from this, but early indications are that next week could see the chance of a freeze and highs only in the 50s. If you have planted your gardens, you will want to pay attention to the forecast as we get closer to next week.

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