First Alert Forecast: Strong/Severe Storms Likely Friday

First Alert Friday As Severe Weather Outbreak Likely

High pressure off the coast keeps us warm and dry today however, with a good south/southwest wind we’ll see more humidity by afternoon. High pressure will run for the hills as a strong cold front moves into the state by Friday. The dynamics ahead of the front will set us up for numerous strong to severe thunderstorms.

Dominic Brown's evening forecast

First Alert Friday: The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has much of the state, including all of the Midlands, under an “Enhanced” Risk of severe weather. It’s rare that we see the Enhanced risk for our state, let alone one that covers nearly the entire state. There are a number of factors at play in the atmosphere to contribute to a better than average chance for severe weather for us. The biggest threats are Damaging Winds, Tornadoes and Heavy Rain. Timing will be an issue. As of this morning, it’s looking like the main area of storms will roll through during the early afternoon, then again late evening. I think this could be tweaked to much earlier however, it’s still problematic with timing, so, lets stick with afternoon for now (1P-9P) I would think there will be at least a WATCH issued and then WARNINGS as Friday moves forward.

Once the front passes, it will be dramatically cooler. Clouds and a few showers now look like they will stick around through Saturday afternoon. Highs only in the 60s

Easter Sunday is looking wonderful! Sunny skies, Highs in the 70s

Weather Highlights:

- First Alert Friday for Strong/Severe Thunderstorms.

- Friday’s storms will produce Damaging Winds, Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

- Cooler Saturday with a few showers

- Super Easter Sunday with sunshine and warm temperatures

Forecast:

Today: Partly cloudy, warm. Highs lower to middle 80s

Tonight: Cloudy. Lows lower 60s

First Alert Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Damaging Winds, Tornadoes and Heavy Rain are likely with some storms…mostly afternoon and evening. Highs middle 70s. Rain chance 100%

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