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Spring & storms expected Friday

The warmest air of the season, so far, is expected to arrive on Friday.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 4:16 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2020 4:34 PM

Hello spring! It officially arrives at 11:50 p.m., Thursday, March 19 -- one of the earliest starts to the season in over 100 years! The weather will feel a lot more like spring as we head into Friday, but it doesn't last for long.

A warm front brings a round of rain Thursday night into Friday. Temperatures will start to climb quickly in the wake of the clouds and rain. By Friday afternoon, most areas are expected to see some sunshine with high temperatures near 70! Breezy conditions will develop throughout the day.

This warmth doesn't last. A very strong cold front will approach the region Friday evening, triggering a round of showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could produce strong winds. Severe weather is possible, with our area being under "marginal risk" from the Storm Prediction Center. This is on the low end for the overall risk for severe weather, but it's still something to watch.

Once the front crosses the area, temperatures look to PLUNGE. Windy and much colder weather arrives on Saturday, with temperatures starting out almost 50 degrees colder. Highs by Saturday afternoon climb "back" into the mid 30s, with plenty of sunshine.

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