Today will be the 'dry day' as we're briefly between weather systems. Not a beautiful day, with mainly cloudy skies and cool, damp conditions.....but temps will slowly rise into the upper 40s and low 50s by late afternoon and evening as the cold air that blew in yesterday blows back off to the northeast tonight. The main story for tonight into tomorrow will be the return of more heavy rain and thundershowers. Severe weather is not likely tonight, but some thunder and lightning and heavy downpours are likely with elevated thunderstorms....and this could last into tomorrow though probably decreasing a bit. Another couple of rounds of active weather with heavy rains are possible Friday night into Saturday, and flood watches remain in effect for most of the area.
Saturday looks like a dual 'flood/severe' threat as a cold front and upper trof approach from the west. Shear looks impressive on Saturday, but instability is more of a question because of all the clouds and morning showers possible. But if we do get any sunshine in the afternoon we could have some very severe storms...as well of course as heavy downpours. This may become a First Alert Action Day. Thankfully we finally blow in some dryer and only slightly cooler air Saturday night into Sunday...and should have a few days to dry out during the first part of next week!
2/22 9 am ba