Severe Storms Possible this Evening and Thursday Morning
The threat for severe weather remains until about 9pm EDT tonight with damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail the main concerns. The tornado threat remains low. We’ll get a break from the rain and thunderstorms overnight, but storms could fire back up early Thursday morning out ahead of a cold front that will pass through during the day. Some of those storms could turn strong with damaging winds. It will remain quite windy Thursday afternoon with gusts up to 30 mph possible. Rain moves out by late morning as drier air filters in. Expect to be rain-free Thursday afternoon through Saturday as we prepare for our next encounter with unsettled weather on Sunday. More on that in a sec.
We’ll start to feel the cooler air coming in Thursday night as temperatures dip down to the low to mid 50s. On Friday, the full effect of that cold front will be in place as some of the area may not get out of the upper 60s in the afternoon and sink to the low 40s by Saturday morning. Highs and lows will hover around seasonal for the weekend.
It’s still a little too early to nail down the timing for strong to severe thunderstorms on Easter Sunday, but the potential is there. At this point, damaging winds, hail and tornadoes are all on the table. We’ll have a better handle on Sunday’s setup over the next couple of days, so check back with us often and stay Weather Aware.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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