Monday, February 20, 2017
Strong storms possible Friday afternoon
Showers and even a few elevated thunderstorms will be possible Thursday night. Low pressure is forecast to strengthen and move along the warm front Friday morning. As it strengthens, instability will be drawn northward during the day Friday. And depending upon where the warm front ends up will determine where strong, to possibly severe, storms will develop.
There will likely be a big temperature difference from north to south of the warm front. North of the front temperatures will warm only into the 30's and 40's, while south of the front temperatures will warm into the 50's and 60's.
As for the severe potential Friday, there is definitely a possibility that strong to severe storms could occur. Especially considering how warm it has been this past week. With a strong jet stream moving in overhead Friday, we do have to be alert for the potential for gusty thunderstorms Friday evening.