First Alert Forecast: Severe weather possible today, tonight; Easter Sunday now an ALERT DAY

First Alert Forecast: Severe weather possible today, tonight; Easter Sunday now an ALERT DAY
Warm Wednesday Ahead (Source: WLBT)

A Severe T’storm Watch may be needed for parts of the area this afternoon as strong-severe storms are moving through our NW counties and are capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. This is the first of 3 threats for severe weather in our 7-day forecast!

Be sure you can hear/respond to any warnings this afternoon and again early Thursday morning for this reason. Today’s and tonight’s threat won’t be widespread, but will need to be monitored.

After the cold front pushes south, cooler, calmer conditions will move in for Thursday-Saturday afternoon. Highs will only top out in the 70s and morning lows will drop as low as the upper 40s Saturday morning.

Our next low pressure system will arrive by Saturday evening and will allow for the potential of widespread severe weather on Easter Sunday. We are still too far out for specifics, but all threats look possible at this time. We have issued an *ALERT DAY* for Sunday and we’ll need to make sure we’re staying weather aware into the weekend.

Fortunately, calmer conditions return by next week.

Rachel's Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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