Wednesday, March 13 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Wednesday! It’s a mild start to our Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-to-upper-50s across the area. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies for our day today and it will be quite breezy with southeasterly winds at 15-25 mph. A stray shower is possible mainly during the afternoon hours, but most of us will be dry for our Wednesday. Breezy conditions will continue overnight along with mostly cloudy skies and stray shower chances.

A cold front is expected to push through on Thursday and will bring with it a chance for a few strong to severe storms. No widespread severe weather is expected at this time, but a few storms could produce damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph. A brief spin-up of a tornado can’t be entirely ruled out as well. Areas along and north of Highway 16 will see a slightly better chance of seeing a severe storm but chances overall will still be on the lower side. Thursday is still a day that you will want to be weather aware. The main timeframe for storms will be from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

An isolated shower will be possible early on Friday otherwise the day will feature mostly cloudy skies with highs in the mid-60s. Cooler and drier air will filter in behind Thursday’s frontal passage, ushering in our first dry weekend in a long time. It’ll be on the cooler side of things, with Saturday’s highs only in the upper-50s and Sunday morning lows in the upper-30s. We look to stay dry through at least the first half of next week while we gradually warm back up.