Storms moving in for the weekend

Good Friday, everyone. We’re about ready to shake the frost off the forecast and replace it with some thunderstorms. The scattered action will arrive just in time for the weekend and could affect outdoor activities. This might be the start of a much more unsettled weather pattern into early May.

Temps today will start out in the frosty low 30s and end in the low to middle 60s. A few clouds will sweep in by the end of the day as moisture streams in from the southwest. Low pressure across the southern Mississippi Valley will slowly work across the Tennessee Valley over the weekend. The result for our weather will be an increase in showers and thunderstorms.

The NAM is pretty aggressive with the juice from this system:

NAM

Locally heavy rainfall will be likely with the showers and storms. Scattered rain will hang around into Sunday and early Monday. Temps over the weekend will be tough to gauge because of the rain threat. The 60s look to be about as warm as we will get.

It will get  much warmer early next week, with highs making a run toward 80 degrees. The overall pattern by the end of next week into Derby weekend might take a turn toward the ugly. A cutoff area of low pressure might be the culprit:

Euro 2That type of a setup can lead to a prolonged period of cooler and wetter than normal weather.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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