2/17 – Rob Knight’s “Stormy” Thursday Afternoon Forecast

The main concern for today will be the front moving into the area this afternoon. The front is expected to enter the western portion of the region about noon and exit the eastern end of the region around midnight. This will bring scattered thunderstorms into the area this afternoon through late evening. The area continues to be under a “slight” threat for severe weather during that time frame. The greatest threats will be strong winds, heavy rainfall (which could lead to flash flooding) and a low end threat for small hail and tornadoes. Models are suggesting the potential for 1-2 inches of accumulation with this system.

A wind advisory and a coastal flood advisory are in effect until 6 p.m. A small craft advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning.

Once the front has passed through, Friday is expected to be an improvement. Winds are expected to decrease and shift to the north. High pressure will shape the forecast this weekend with sunshine and moderating temperatures back into the mid-60s.

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