04/21 – Brantly’s “Sunny, For Now” Tuesday Forecast

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Sunny skies will continue through the remainder of the day, but clouds will begin to filter into the region overnight and tomorrow ahead of our next weather maker.

The next system we’re watching will be a potent disturbance currently over California that is expected to emerge in the southern plains region on Wednesday. This disturbance along with an associated low pressure system and cold front will move across the region Wednesday night and early Thursday.

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Moderate to strong southerly winds ahead of this system will bring lots of moisture to the area and enough instability to support thunderstorm development starting in western portions of the viewing area late Wednesday afternoon and the remaining areas Wednesday night into Thursday.

The combination of strongest lift and shear/instability will likely impact the region Wednesday night when the area in a Marginal to Slight risk of severe thunderstorms.

A complex of thunderstorms is most likely to bring a threat of damaging winds and some hail. The tornado threat is conditional at this point as to how much instability is maintained overnight Wednesday night.

Depending on how slow the cold front pushes through Thursday, there could be a lingering threat of thunderstorms during the day on Thursday in at least coastal areas.

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