First Alert Forecast: Nice today, storms return this weekend

*ALERT DAY* ISSUED FOR SATURDAY

First Alert Forecast: Nice today, storms return this weekend

After a chilly start, temperatures are climbing quickly as high pressure is allowing for plenty of sunshine across the area. Highs will top out in the low-mid 60s this afternoon, even warmer by Thursday and Friday! This as high pressure eventually shifts east and our winds return out of the south. 20-30mph wind gusts will be possible Thursday, leading to highs approaching the upper 60s and low 70s. Isolated showers also can't be ruled out.

A warm front will be lifting into the state by Friday, ushering in even warmer conditions and lots of instability. Scattered storms will be possible, especially late Friday, and will need to be watched for potential strengthening. Our concerns increase into the late evening/overnight period, however.

Saturday remains an ALERT DAY as severe weather is a high possibility. Storms will have plenty of energy and spin to tap into as they progress eastward into the state early Saturday morning and even isolated storms that form out ahead of that main line will need to be watched for potential rotation. As we are still several days out, timing and strength questions remain but for now it will be important that we stay weather aware! Stay tuned for continued updates!

A quick break from the action moves in for the second half of the weekend before another system brings rain and storms back to the region by the start of next week.

First Alert Forecast: seasonable Wednesday; storms loom late week

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