A windy weekend with strong storms possibleNovember 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
A strong storm system is heading this way for the weekend. Ahead of it we will see temperatures well above normal and breezy winds out of the south and southwest.
Our normal high for this time of year is 52 but highs this weekend will be in the 60′s.
Our storm setup is not exactly the same but fairly similar to what we had on Halloween. A strong cold front will move through Sunday afternoon and evening. Winds about a mile above the surface will be gusty ushering in warm moist air.
Thunderstorms will develop west of the Miami Valley near Indianapolis and move eastward during the late afternoon and evening. Right now it looks like the best chance of strong storms will be between 4 and 9pm. The Storm Prediction Center has all of the Miami Valley under a “slight” risk of severe weather. The main threat being strong damaging winds.
Before the front moves through winds will be breezy on Saturday and Sunday. Winds will be out of the south and southwest around 10-20mph. Higher wind speeds are expected on Sunday.
We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds throughout Saturday. There’s a chance for a few showers Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Look for breezy winds as the cold front approaches. Highs on Sunday will be in the middle to upper 60′s.
Be sure to take any warning that comes out seriously. We learned that on Halloween that tornadoes can form in severe thunderstorms quickly. When there is a severe thunderstorm warning make sure to take it seriously and head to your safe place.