New Year’s Eve: Severe weather threat this afternoon and evening; Nicer and cooler this weekend

Weather

StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: Our next storm system will slowly move across the region on New Year’s Eve. Strong to severe storms are possible Thursday afternoon and evening. We will have to watch for discrete cells that develop out ahead of a line of storms. The broken line of storms will likely not move in until the mid to late evening hours. Our area is under an Enhanced and Slight Risk for severe weather. Enhanced is a level 3 out of 5. This means that we could have several severe storms around the area. The main threat continues to be damaging wind and tornadoes. For now, rainfall totals look to be between 0.50″ to around 1″ with locally higher amounts. Rain should gradually begin to taper late on New Year’s Eve night. We may still have a few showers around as we ring in the new year. Stay weather aware! Highs in the mid 70s. Rain chance for now is 80-90%.

Tonight: Rain should taper overnight. Clouds may linger a bit into the morning hours. Low near 54.

New Year’s Day: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the low and mid 60s. Overnight temperatures in the low and mid 40s.

Saturday: Passing clouds with highs in the upper 50s. Overnight temperatures in the mid and upper 30s.

Sunday: Sunny and super nice with highs near 60. Overnight temperatures in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Next Week: Temperatures look to be above-normal in the mid and upper 60s. Rain chances return on Wednesday.

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