Fabulous Friday… Somewhat Stormy SaturdayApril 13th, 2012 at 7:42 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
High pressure is with us for one more day, bringing a frosty morning to the Miami Valley as temperatures have dropped into the mid-upper 30s this morning. A FROST ADVISORY continues for the eastern counties through 9am.
Lots of sunshine will have temperatures climbing quickly again today. We’re going to see highs in the mid-60s… so a little warmer than yesterday, and finally back above normal. You may notice high clouds from time to time, but they should be thin enough to call it a mostly sunny day. This evening and overnight, the clouds will thicken as a warm front and upper level energy moves in. Early Saturday morning, rain will be just off to our west:
Showers and even a few thunderstorms will spread in through the morning hours, and continue on and off through the middle part of the afternoon. We will dry out Saturday late-day/evening… and do expect quiet conditions overnight. There is just a slight rain chance across the north on Sunday, otherwise dry weather returns for the second half of the weekend. Highs will be in the 70s both days, but it will be quite windy! So enjoy the warmth, but hold onto your hat!
Something everyone will be watching this weekend is a likely severe weather and tornado outbreak across the central part of the country. Yesterday, the Storm Prediction Center had parts of Kansas & Oklahoma in the Moderate Risk, if you remember… and today they’ve bumped it to High Risk:
This is extremely rare for them to issue a High Risk for Day 2. Severe weather parameters are looking scary for this region, especially Saturday afternoon and evening. The SPC is using strong wording saying there is potential for a “HIGH-END LIFE THREATENING EVENT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS.” Hopefully this advance notice will make people living there to take action.