Forecast: Warm and Wet -- then Wintry
Slight risk of strong afternoon storms
We face a potentially volatile Saturday as warm and cold air do combat. The metro area stands in the battleground as warm air surges north at the same time cold air advances eastward. The cold air will win out -- taking over the region tomorrow through Tuesday and beyond -- but not before a mild, and potentially wild day today, with showers and possibly severe thunderstorms.
Showers and thunderstorms. Mild. Upper 60s. Low pressure will ride up the Appalachians, with rain surging out ahead of it over the metro region, especially early this morning. The rain showers could be briefly heavy. Between mid-morning and early afternoon, we may get a break in the action and with strong flow from the south, temperatures should climb to near 70.
By mid-afternoon, the area of low pressure will begin dragging a strong cold front through the region, triggering another round of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe, especially along and east of I-95. The biggest threat with any storms will be damaging winds, but an isolated tornado is not out of the question, especially to the southeast.
Precipitaion should be on its way out by around 7 p.m. Behind the front, it will gradually clear and turn noticeably colder overnight. Temperatures will drop down to between 37-44 (suburbs-city). A stiff wind from the west will blow at about 10-15 mph with gusts to 20-30 mph.
Keep reading for the forecast through Tuesday. See SkinsCast for Sunday night's showdown vs. Dallas.
Breezy and much cooler. Low 50s. Lookout for a 15-degree drop in temperatures compared to today. Cold air will stream in on winds from the west and northwest at 10-20 mph (with higher gusts). For much of the day, it will feel like the 40s, with a mix of sun and clouds.
For the first half of the overnight hours, it should be mostly clear. Late at night and towards morning, some high clouds may increase. Lows should range from 30-35 (suburbs-city).
Another cold front passes the region Monday leaving behind variably cloudy skies, the chance of some snow flurries or sprinkles (20% chance), and even chillier temperatures. Highs should only reach the mid 40s with a cold wind from the northwest at 15-20 mph. Variably cloudy and cold overnight, with a slight chance of snow flurries. Lows should drop down to 28-33 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium
Tuesday will likely be partly sunny but still quite cold, with highs only in the low 40s. Confidence: Medium
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