Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
A warm front will lift over the area tonight with temperatures only falling to the low 60s. Light rain will start to spread across the area overnight, but the bulk of the storms will move in after 6 AM Monday.
Monday is a First Warning Action Day. We are tracking the chance of strong to severe storms. The biggest threat will be damaging wind gusts, but a tornado is not out of the question. The Storm Prediction Center has most of the area under a level 3, which means numerous severe storms are possible. The rest of the area is under a Level 2 for severe weather, which means scattered severe storms are possible. The best chance to see strong to severe storms will be from 6 AM until 1 PM. These storms will be fast movers. Once the strong cold front moves through, we will see some afternoon sunshine with high temperatures near 80 degrees. It will continue to be windy behind the front with winds out of the south at 25-30 with gusts 50-60 mph. This could lead to downed trees and power outages. High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories are in effect for the area. High pressure will build in overnight with partly cloudy skies and lows in the mid 50s.
Tuesday is looking mostly dry, but much cooler. Expect a 15-20 degree temperature drop with highs in the low 60s. A chance of showers Tuesday night, with widespread rain possible Wednesday. Expect another big drop in temperatures with highs the low and mid 50s. This will be the coolest day of the week.
Thursday is looking milder and drier with highs in the low 60s. Temperatures will be near-normal to end the week with highs in the mid 60s. Another system will move in just in time for the weekend. This will give us a chance for more wet weather by late Friday and early Saturday.
Meteorologist April Loveland
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