4/15 – Rob Martin’s “Some Weekend Thunderstorms” Friday Evening Forecast

A departing high-pressure system will result in winds veering to the southeast today, bringing the humidity back to the area. We’re looking good tonight with lows remaining mild in the upper 60s. Moisture increasing over the weekend will bring showers and thunderstorms. The threat of severe storms will be very low Saturday, with a slight risk Easter Sunday as the pattern becomes a bit more favorable over our area.

Tomorrow, a fast moving disturbance will slide into the region, and this feature will produce sufficient upper level support for t-storm activity. Sunday will not be entirely unlike Saturday, but the upper level pattern will be slightly more favorable for storms here. Long story short, Saturday and Easter Sunday will bring scattered showers and t-storms to the area with strong gusty winds and some hail possible. Mornings will generally be OK, with the activity flaring up late-afternoons and evenings.

On Monday morning, an upper level low-pressure will quickly move east across the Great Lakes. A cold front associated with this feature will be passing through if not already into the northern Gulf of Mexico. Due to the upper low being so far north, no severe weather will occur this far south. In fact, most of the activity will be gone before daybreak Monday.

Surface high-pressure builds in behind the front will bring in drier and somewhat cooler air. Highs Monday and Tuesday should get knocked down to the 70s, with lows in the upper 50s to start the week.

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