First Warning Forecast: Damaging winds and an isolated tornado possible Monday

Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 09:55:36-04

First Warning Forecast:
Damaging winds likely and an isolated tornado possible Monday...

Happy Easter! Another gorgeous spring day is on tap with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 70s. Winds will ramp up during the afternoon out of the south from 10 to 20 mph, with gusts over 25 mph possible. Highs will be in the mid 70s. Clouds will gradually increase throughout the day and by sunset the area will be completely cloudy.

Tonight, showers (heavy at times) will begin to build in across the area. A thunderstorm or two will be possible through sunrise before severe storms move across the area.

The latest forecast has the greatest risk of severe weather around sunrise Monday through the afternoon. Damaging winds will be likely and our greatest severe weather threat but an isolated tornado will also be possible. Small hail and brief heavy rain will also be of concern. Strong gusty winds (not associated with the storms but more so the entire weather system,) could be as high as 50 mph during afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the low 80s.

Severe storm chances diminish by sunset Monday and clouds gradually clear.

Late Tuesday into Wednesday will be our next Chance of rain but a beautiful stretch of weather with sunny skies and highs in the 60s are expected to end the week.