What To Expect: Severe Storm Threat Tuesday Night
- Author: Adam Floyd Apr 04, 2018,
Apr 04, 2018, 1:04
A warm front pushed our first round of storms in Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, a strong cold front will sweep across the region during the day bringing a fast-moving line of storms. Straight line winds of 40+mph are possible with these thunderstorms.
To the west of the Golden Triangle, golf-ball-size hail will also be a possibility. But we'll see a dramatic change Monday night as Spring returns for a short visit.
The potential is there for this to become a significant damaging wind event.More news: Microsoft Executive Myerson to Leave Amid Corporate Restructuring
The system notifies locals with emergency information through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media. If that weakening occurs we may still see some rain, but the storms would arrive with the front later this evening. The storms will be most likely between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 3 a.m. Wednesday. Afternoon highs will only climb into the upper 30s with wind chill values in the mid 20s.
Friday highs could push near 80 but another cold front looks to be heading our way during the evening producing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Wind will blow predominantly from the east at 8 to 13 miles per hour, with a shift to the south, late, to those who have that warm front pass north of you.
Temperatures for Thursday morning will start in the low to mid 40s for the Capital area, climbing into the low to mid 70s for the afternoon. Another surge of cooler and drier air moves in during the day Wednesday and lingers into Thursday.