3/10 – Rob Knight’s “Pleasant” Thursday Afternoon Forecast

A brief dry period today will change overnight as the stationary front drifts north, along with a vigorous cold front approaching from the NW. Rain will move back in overnight with elevating rain potential Friday afternoon/night. The stationary front will begin to dissipate with the approaching cold front NW Friday afternoon.

The SPC has the area under a “MARGINAL THREAT” for severe potential Friday afternoon/evening with the main threat of STRONG STRAIGHT LINE WINDS and SMALL HAIL.

Once the front pushes through Friday night clearing will begin. Strong cold air will move in behind the front with sunny and cold temperatures this weekend. A GALE WATCH is in effect Friday night with winds expected to gust into the 20/30 mph range Saturday. Winds will taper-off Saturday night with very cold temperatures Sunday morning. A new record low could be set as the mercury will drop into the upper 20s. Sunshine will continue Sunday with rapidly rebounding temperatures prior to the next system Tuesday.

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