Active and wet (and not terribly pleasant) weather is on the menu for the next couple of days as a major weather system sets up shop in our region. First up today is a cold front along the leading edge of an upper trough. Ahead of and along the front scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely today. There is a limited risk of severe storms early today…but but most storms are expected to remain below official severe limits. However…heavy downpours could be an issue today given saturated ground and high rivers. Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our southern counties. In addition…it will be turning cooler during the afternoon behind the cold front, with air temps falling into the 50s. Rain will linger into this evening before ending temporarily later tonight.
Tomorrow we will have to deal with the upper level part of this system as a very deep upper low cuts off somewhere around Nashville. As this happens upper levels will cool and we’ll become cloudy with more rain developing especially in the afternoon. In addition…it will be chilly and breezy with daytime temps in the 40s and 50s! Chilly rain could linger into Friday evening before things begin to dry out west to east Friday night. At this point upper low looks to be far enough away that we’ll be dry and becoming mostly sunny by Saturday…and sunny and warmer for Easter Sunday. Overall a pretty nice Easter weekend after a couple of very soggy days.
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