It is Friday, April the 19th.
It is a warm and windy start to the day. A strong southerly flow developing out ahead of a potent cold front to our west. Winds getting progressively stronger throughout the day today with gusts to near 40mph. Highs today back to around 80.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop as early as late morning and early afternoon. Certainly, these have the potential of being strong to severe but the more pronounced threat of widespread severe storms comes likely after sunset this evening. This is when the actual cold front will begin approaching from the west. The Storm Prediction Center has made some adjustment to their outlook today taking into account the slowed down the timeline. The highest threat is now to our west but we are NOT out of the woods.
Our main concerns are for gusty, damaging winds that could bring power outages. We are talking gusts over 70mph possible. Torrential downpours leading to some flooding issues as 1-3" of rain is possible. Of course, within the strong cells, there is still the potential for an isolated tornado.
The time frame for the main line of storms will be 10 PM until 6 AM but as mentioned earlier there will still be isolated storms before then.
Skies will slowly clear by early afternoon Saturday, with cooler temperatures in the lower 70s.
Easter Sunday is shaping up to be partly sunny and comfortable with highs in the middle 60s, though there will be a chance of an isolated afternoon shower.
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