First Warning Forecast: Tracking strong, possibly severe storms

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Tracking strong, possibly severe storms….A strong cold front will bring big changes to our weather.

As we move through our Tuesday night, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. A few showers and possibly a thunderstorm could move in late. Areas of patchy fog are possible overnight. Low temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

On Wednesday, high temperatures will warm into the lower 80s under a mix of clouds and sunshine. But all eyes will be on a strong cold front that will slide in by Wednesday evening and Wednesday night. That front will bring a line of showers and storms in our direction.  Some of those storms could be strong to severe, all depending on how much daytime heating will still be in place as these storms roll through. Damaging winds, hail and heavy rain will be the primary threats. However, we can’t rule out an isolated tornado. We’ll keep an eye on it.  Winds will pick up through the day on Wednesday, blowing in from the southwest between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts to 35 mph.

A few early morning showers are possible Thursday. Otherwise, we’ll see clearing skies through the day. Highs will cool into the upper 50s.  On Friday, we’ll see highs in the mid 50s as another cold front pushes in, delivering even colder weather by Saturday. By then, we’ll see highs in the mid and upper 40s.


Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms Possible (30%). Lows in the lower 60s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Partly Sunny. PM Rain and Storms (70%). Windy and Warm. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds: SW 20-30 mph, gusts to 35 mph.

Thursday: Early AM Showers Possible (30%). Then, Clearing Skies. Cool and Windy. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph, gusts to 30 mph.


Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Juniper, Elm, Maple)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low


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Dominic Brown
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