Wednesday, April 17 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Wednesday! Another dry day is in store for our Wednesday as we look to see a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low-80s. We stay dry overnight but clouds will continue to build in out ahead of the next storm system that is set to arrive on Thursday.

Widespread cloud cover will help limit instability overall as the cold front nears; however, there will be just enough instability and plenty of wind shear to allow for strong to severe storms Thursday afternoon/evening. Storms will likely move through as a squall line and thus our greatest threat continues to be damaging straight-lined winds. We could still see a spin-up of a tornado or two with any kinks in the squall line, so we are not totally in the clear from a tornado threat. Quarter-sized hail will also be possible in some storms. There is still some uncertainty regarding the forecast for Thursday, so be sure to keep up to date with the latest forecast on that. The main timing for storms looks to be between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m., but this is subject to change as we get closer to the event.

A damp, cool, and cloudy Friday will make things feel like winter again as temperatures look to stay steady in the 50s. This is all associated with wrap-around moisture from the low pressure system that will move past our area on Thursday. We’ll dry out and clear out the clouds as we head into Easter weekend, with highs returning to the 80 degree mark by Easter Sunday. We look to stay dry and keep highs in the 80s as we head into the beginning of next week.