Good morning fellow WABBLES! We have some active weather headed our way today. The warm temperatures are nice but they will be accompanied by some stormy contributions. Behind this next system of wet weather pushing through tonight into tomorrow, is a cold front bringing some cooler temperatures!
A chilly start to the day with start of mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower 40s. It will not take long for those temperatures to rise though, expecting a high near 65 today. Warmer temperatures ahead of a cold front will help produce showers and thunderstorms over the WABBLES area this afternoon and into the overnight hours. This system will bring gusty winds and the potential for localized flash flooding. The Storm Prediction Center has put the WABBLES area under a marginal risk for severe weather. This being said, the biggest threat will be damaging winds, hail, and a brief isolated tornado can not be ruled out.
Early Thursday morning, primarily before sunrise, there could still be a few lingering showers and thunderstorms moving through the area. By mid-morning we should become mostly dry but those winds will be quite gusty! Wind gusts on Thursday could get up to 40 mph. Make sure to secure down any loose items in the yard and hold onto those hats if your are planning to go outside. The sun will start to shine in the afternoon which will help bring those temperatures back up into the 60s for the afternoon high. Thursday evening is when we will really start to feel that cold front push through bringing us mostly cloudy skies and temperatures down into the mid 30s.
Friday will stay fairly quiet with high pressure will settling over the region. The winds will still be breezy, expect wind gusts up to 20 mph. The sunny will be out more Friday and afternoon temperatures should reach into the mid 40s. It will feel chilly outside but let’s not forget it is still January and these cooler temperatures are actually normal for this time of year.
Weather this weekend is still being analyzed. There are a few different set ups that models are showing. Overall, Saturday should be mostly sunny and warmer, temperatures could reach into the lower 50s. Saturday evening the clouds will start to roll in and our next chance for showers shows up overnight into Sunday. Depending on how cold we get Sunday morning there is a very small chance for some wet snow/flurries but a majority of the precipitation on Sunday will be rain. As of right now, Sunday expect scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies.
We will keep an eye on this next setup and keep everyone updated as need be. For right now, that wraps up the forecast. Enjoy the remainder of your week and stay dry!