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Weak front tonight, slight chance for storms this weekend

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 4/26/2013 9:16 pm
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We are wrapping up a pretty nice day in which temperatures were about 5-10 degrees above average and the wind was about 10-20mph for most of the day, but will pick up with a cold front moving through tonight. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
 
 
 

 
 
 

A weak cold front will move through tonight and clear the area by early tomorrow morning. The front will usher in a breezy north wind as it moves through but the wind should become fairly light by sunrise tomorrow. This front will only cool us down by about 5-10 degrees as we expect to be right around the average values tomorrow. The wind will stay light, only about 5-15mph, and will eventually shift to the east by the afternoon. 

We will be a bit warmer on Sunday with the wind staying fairly light once again but we do have a slight chance for storms. Most models do keep us dry but a few show some spotty showers and storms forming late Sunday afternoon and evening. Any storms that do form will likely be high-based, meaning they would form from moisture in the middle and upper part of the atmosphere since the surface should still be fairly dry. High-based storms produce little rainfall as most of the rain evaporates before reaching the ground but these types of storms also commonly produce strong wind gusts.

We warm back into the upper 80s and lower 90s on Tuesday ahead of our next cold front which will move through on Wednesday. This front should really kick up the wind on Wednesday and will be much stronger than the one tonight, cooling us by about 20-25 degrees. While it still looks like most of us will avoid another freeze, some of our northern counties could flirt with freezing temperatures on Thursday and Friday morning. Some models are also showing some rain on Wednesday and Thursday but with a high level of variability between all the models and still about five days to go we will hold off on any rain chances for now.
 
 
 


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I hope you have a great weekend! Caitlin will have all the forecast updates for you throughout the weekend.
-Rudy
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