Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More Storms Possible

What a rocky start to the workweek on Monday! Widespread storms pelted the area with heavy rains, hail, gusty winds and frequent lightning.

Reports of hail, wind damage, and tornadoes around the region from Monday into early Tuesday morning.

Additionally, radar estimates from Monday show some areas may have picked up as much as 3” to 5” of rain!

Fortunately, we’re off to a quiet start this morning, but storms are expected to return for some of us by the afternoon. We don’t see an approaching disturbance to trigger widespread storms like yesterday, but we’re still looking for a 40% to 50% chance of showers and t-storms later today. A few strong to severe storms with hail and damaging winds will be possible.

Rain chances will remain elevated Wednesday into at least the first half of Thursday as a cool front slowly approaches from the west. We’ll call for a 50/50 chance of showers and t-storms through Thursday morning, with the potential for some stronger storms persisting. Rains should finally come to an end by late Thursday as the front slides to our east.

Drier and slightly cooler weather will settle in for Easter weekend in the wake of the front. Morning temps will range from the upper 50°s to lower 60°s over the weekend, with highs generally in the lower 80°s. We’re now keeping the forecast dry for Easter Sunday.

Rain chances return to the forecast early next week as another cool front impacts the area.

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