Near record warmth along with possible severe thunderstorms today! Much cooler and very windy on Thursday! Possible light snow on Friday!


WEDNESDAY MARCH 1, 2017 6:00 A.M.

Skies are cloudy with some fog and drizzle in parts of the area early on this Wednesday morning, temperatures are very mild with readings mostly in the low-mid 50s, winds are nearly calm.

After having the warmest February on record March will start off unseasonable warm with some record high tempertures possible, also some thunderstorms are likely, one wave of showers and possible thunderstorms will move through our area later this morning followed by a dry period from about noon until 4 p.m., stronger thunderstorms are then possible later this afternoon into this evening, some of these storms could be severe as a cold front approaches the area.  The front will pass through the area later tonight.

Thursday will be colder and windy, a wind advisory has been posted for possible wind gusts up to 50 MPH, temperatures will fall through the 40s during the day.

A weak low pressure area is expected to pass through the area on Friday giving us a chance of some light snow, at this time with the warmer ground it appears that  any accumulations will be quite low.

The weekend will be quite cold but dry.

Warmer again early next week with possible showers on Tuesday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 1 – Cloudy with rain and thunderstorms likely between 10 a.m and noon with possible severe thunderstorms after 4 p.m. highs in the low 70s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms this evening, some storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds, clearing late at night, low in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY – MAR 2 – Mostly sunny and very windy, temperatures falling through the 40s.

FRIDAY – MAR 3 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow, high in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY – MAR 4 – Sunny and cold, high in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY – MAR 5 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

MONDAY – MAR 6 – Partly sunny and milder, high in the mid 50s, chance of showers at night.

TUESDAY – MAR 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the upper 50s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory is in effect for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5-8 feet.

OUTLOOK – Gale warning issued until 4 p.m. on Thursday; small craft advisories extending to Thursday night; gales likely again on Friday; small craft advisories likely during the day on Saturday with no advisories expected Saturday night through Sunday.

 

Enjoy this crazy weather but stay safe!

 

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