4/5 – Rob Martin’s “Cold Front on the Way” Tuesday Evening Forecast

The severe weather stalled out to our north this morning, sending just the tail end our way as the low pressure area responsible picked up speed and moved off to the northeast. However, this is not a cold frontal passage and the air behind the departing system remains humid and unstable. Late-afternoon heating could allow a few more thunderstorms to pop up this evening. Any activity that can flare up will quickly wind down, leaving us with a warm, humid night as temperatures remain about steady.

Now the actual cold front arrives late Wednesday afternoon, and with warm temperatures of 80 or higher, enough lift could form to pop up some strong thunderstorms late in the afternoon. These would not be tornadic in nature, but could contain gusty winds and hail. We are on the western fringe of a slight severe risk tomorrow, and it does indeed look like most of the storms will remain to our north and east.

After the front passed Wednesday evening, much cooler temps follow, dropping to the mid-50s overnight. Thursday highs will reach the lower 70s with low humidity. We get even cooler Thursday night with lows in the 40s area-wide, with cooler areas staying below 70 for highs Friday.

Late Friday night/early Saturday morning will be particularly chilly for this time of year; most will drop to the 40-45° range. Some of the colder inland spot could even reach the upper 30s by daybreak Saturday. But, the afternoons will be splendid all the way through the weekend.
We’re back to warmer, more-humid conditions early next week, along with the next round of thunderstorms.

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