11/26 – Rob Knight’s “Warmer” Tuesday Morning Forecast

High pressure is now centered off the east coast of Florida and will move southeast as a developing cold front moves through the Southern Plains. Locally, with the high to the east, onshore wind flow has returned moisture to the area, with a fairly extensive low and mid-level cloud deck.

The main forecast concern in the short term portion of the forecast will be the thunderstorm threat ahead of the cold front tonight and a severe threat to our west.

Scattered showers will break out later this morning or early this afternoon, spreading west to east into the area this evening. The main concern with any thunderstorms will be the potential for damaging winds, although an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out completely.

A Marginal Risk (threat level 1 out of 5) for severe weather by the Storm Prediction Center certainly looks appropriate for now to the west of I-55. Temperatures will continue to warm today as onshore flow continues. Rain will continue early tomorrow morning before frontal passage around mid-morning.

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