First Alert Forecast: filtered sun Wednesday; storms, few strong, Thursday

Quiet Wednesday; though, expect another round of strong storms to move in by Thursday afternoon

WEDNESDAY: Clouds will thicken at time, though some sun will still shine through for Wednesday. After starting out in the 50s to near 60°, we’ll rebound again to the upper 70s and lower 80s. Overnight – clouds will continue to thicken with a chance of a shower or two; most will remain dry with lows staying up in the 60s.

THURSDAY: An ALERT DAY is in place Thursday as another storm system will make its presence known through the day as showers and storms turn more prevalent through the day. The morning commute will start quietly – through a few showers and storms will be possible by mid-day. The bulk of the rain and storms will move through the afternoon hours, into the early evening. A few of the storms could be strong to severe with heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and a few tornadoes. Highs will top out in the 70s to near 80°. Storms will subside overnight – lows will fall back into the lower 50s as the front moves east.

  • MORNING: Turning breezy; fog patches & a few showers possible - severe unlikely
  • LATE MORNING: Few showers, storms possible - severe unlikely
  • AFTERNOON: Storms turn likely after mid-day - severe likely
    • Threats: Strong winds, few tornadoes, localized flooding potential
  • EVENING: Storms slowly taper late - severe possible

EXTENDED FORECAST: Behind the front, expect highs in the 60s by Friday as an upper-low swings over the area. After a cloudier, cool day Friday – sunshine returns for the weekend with highs moving back to near 80° by Easter Sunday and early next week. More showers and storms emerge by mid-week.

First Alert Forecast: filtered sun Wednesday; storms, few strong, Thursday

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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