50s Wednesday, widespread showers tonight
By early this afternoon, just after lunchtime, a secondary area of low pressure will move in from the west. Models indicate an opportunity for scattered showers and thunderstorms, but on the weaker side mainly for our counties south of I-70. This looks to be brief and last for only 30 to 45 minutes. We’ll take a break from the wet weather and re-organize for showers and thunderstorms later in the evening. Rain builds between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for light to moderate showers. Then, by 9 p.m. through midnight, there will be some interesting storms. Flooding is still a big concern for low-lying areas.
Thunderstorms will continue clear through Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon with on-and-off shower and storm activity. The severe weather threat will remain well to the south of the viewing area. However, there is still a concern for localized flooding and road hazards such as hydroplaning/wet and slick conditions. Please stay alert, especially getting done with work tonight and waking up tomorrow morning for that morning commute.
I’m happy to say that area of low pressure moves out rather quickly. By Friday, we should start to see partly sunny conditions by late morning and a drier trend throughout the entire weekend. Daytime highs are increasing, and you can expect t-shirt weather for Saturday and Sunday. It will be ideal conditions to be outdoors celebrating Mother’s Day!
By next week, the forecast hints at daytime highs in the mid 80s. So, be ready to turn on the AC once again.
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