Severe Weather Threat Tuesday

A chilly Tater Day is expected to begin this first week of April. Temperatures this morning are in the upper 30s, but should slowly warm into the low to mid 50s by this afternoon. A few isolated showers or thunderstorms may be possible this afternoon as winds shift out of the southeast.

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A warm front will likely lift through the region tonight. This will lead to the development of widespread light showers and an isolated thunderstorm. Overall, conditions will be mostly cloudy as southerly winds warm temperatures through the night. Temperatures will be in the low 60s by early Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday Severe Potential

Southerly winds at the surface will lead to quick surface heating. Temperatures will be in the mid 70s by the early afternoon. This, combined with sufficient moisture, will lead to moderate instability across the region. Think of this as “thunderstorm juice”.

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The instability will be exist in an environment with a lot of spin in the atmosphere. Thus, severe weather is a concern on Tuesday afternoon.

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Storms may begin to form as early as Noon and last through 6 PM. The main concern is damaging wind, but isolated hail and tornadoes will also be possible. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in an “enhanced” risk of severe weather. Think of this as a level 3 out of 5 threat.

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A cold front is expected to move through during the evening hours on Tuesday. This will signal the end of the severe weather threat. A few showers may linger overnight as lows drop into the mid 30s.

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Chilly and Calm Wednesday

High pressure will move into place on Wednesday. This will lead to much calmer conditions as partly cloudy skies are expected. Temperatures will remain chilly as highs top out in the low 50s. At least there’s no rain in the forecast.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Tater Day!

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