Thursday Morning: Cold front moves in today; Easter weekend severe weather threat

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: A cold front will move into the area today. It will pass through the area during the day and we could see a few light showers or isolated storms with it. Once it passes and moves into the Gulf, a upper-level disturbance will lead to shower and storm development this evening/late tonight and into early Friday morning. The Storm Prediction Center has now placed our area under a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 out of 5) for severe weather. The primary threat would be for damaging winds. Periods of heavy rain will be possible, as well. Rain chance is around 30-40% during the day. Otherwise, we will see mostly cloudy conditions with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Near-record temperatures are possible.

Tonight: Scattered to numerous showers and isolated storms will move in from the west this evening through the early morning hours. Again, we could see a marginally severe storm. Morning temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s.

Good Friday: A few lingering morning showers. We will start the morning off on a cloudy note, but clouds will break up through the afternoon. It will be much more comfortable with highs in the low and mid 70s.

Weekend: A potent system will begin to move into the region this weekend. Rain chance is currently around 60% on Saturday and 70% on Easter Sunday. Confidence in the severe weather threat is increasing. We may even see two rounds of strong to severe storms. The first round would be late on Saturday through daybreak on Sunday. Round two would be during the daytime hours on Easter Sunday. Keep in mind, the timing may certainly change between now and then. Rainfall totals through Monday morning look to be around 1-3″. Stay tuned as we fine-tune the forecast. In the meantime, brush up on your severe weather safety plan for you, your family, and your pets.

Next Week: Thankfully, this system won’t stick around. We’ll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Highs will be in the 70s.

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