Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Ed's Forecast: Rain and Wind on the way tonight and Friday

Ed's Forecast: Rain and Wind on the way tonight and Friday

For Tarrant County residents, the main question will be "where's the dryline" when those severe thunderstorms start firing up Friday afternoon. Please stay weather aware this afternoon and evening.

A cold front will gradually slide across the state on Friday.

Warm and windy as temperatures climb through the mid-70s with gusty south winds of 20-30 miles per hour.

The winds will be strong ahead of the next cold front that will sweep across Colorado Thursday night.

A chilly start for Tuesday as skies clear out, temperatures will drop into the upper 30s. That will make it feel a bit warmer this afternoon, even though highs will be a couple degrees higher than yesterday.

Thursday's strong southerly flow will pump even warmer air into the region with highs soaring into the 70s
Thursday's strong southerly flow will pump even warmer air into the region with highs soaring into the 70s

Most of the rainfall will end by early evening (before/near sunset) leaving a window of opportunity for outdoor events to go on as planned Saturday night. A small number of these storms, maybe one or two, will produce severe weather including wind gusts greater than 60 miles per hour, hail up to the size of quarters and a low risk of isolated tornadoes. Here, there is concern that a dry air mass aloft in the middle levels of the atmosphere could block some storms from either developing or intensifying. If they are out there, they'll likely be strong to severe. We'll have to keep a close eye on this today. The greatest risk for storms in the St. Louis area is between 7 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday. Before then, only isolated brief showers are possible.

Storms will have the capability of producing damaging winds and possible tornadoes. In fact, the Gulf moisture is already fueling storms to our north and west today.

If you witness any severe weather, we'd love to see any damage or hail that you witness.

Temperatures this morning in the lower 70s bring back a full-fledged spring feel with breezes out of the south picking up through the day. Mostly sunny, with a high at 77.

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