Clouds are back on the increase from southwest to northeast this afternoon. This has slowed the warming process a bit but we still expect high temperatures to top the 60º mark. Dry weather will continue through the evening hours tonight but some loud thunder could wake you up during the early morning hours.
A line of rain and thunderstorms in expected to develop to our northwest along a cold front and this activity will be impacting our northwest counties by 3 AM. The line of rain and storms will continue moving southeast through sunrise and there is a chance parts of the area could still be dealing with some heavy rain and thunder during the morning drive time. I can’t rule out a few strong to severe elevated storms with the primary threat being large hail and damaging straight line winds. So be sure to test your NOAA Weather Radio before going to bed this evening. The cold front responsible for the stormy weather will continue south towards the Gulf Coast tomorrow and this should allow for a pleasant afternoon with highs in the lower 70s.
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MORE RAIN & STORMS THROUGH GOOD FRIDAY: The cold front responsible for the wet weather tomorrow morning will end up stalling along the Gulf coast and then surging northward again on Tuesday. This will bring another good chance for scattered areas of rain along with a few storms for Tuesday and Wednesday. Once the front moves north of our area we will be in a much warmer environment. There is a chance a few areas could see the 80º mark by Thursday and Friday. The showers and storms won’t be quite as widespread on Thursday and Good Friday.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT FOR EASTER WEEKEND: Another cold front will move our way next weekend and this will likely bring another round of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday. Newer data suggests a few showers could linger during the early morning hours on Easter. It is also possible this front could stall which would mean continuing rain chances into the first full week of April. Be sure to join us tonight for more specifics on the long range forecast. We will have some newer data by by 9 PM to share with you. I will also have the latest on the early morning storm threat.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt