Record highs and strong storms ahead

Good Thursday, everyone. We have another surge of crazy warm air blowing into the region for the next few days. This might give us one of the warmest days we have ever had in the month of February. It could also touch off some strong to severe storms before a temperature crash. Wild enough for ya?

Highs Thursday will generally be 70 to 75 in most areas. We will have a mix of sun and clouds, with a small chance of a shower or thunderstorm:

Friday is the crazy warm day, with highs in the mid- and upper 70s. Could we see an 80-degree high? It’s possible.  Winds will be very gusty from the southwest, ahead of a potent cold front moving in. This will fire up a squall line of strong to severe storms during the evening. Here’s the latest risk area from the Storm Prediction Center:

Damaging wind appears to be the main threat from these storms.

Temps crash quickly from west to east, and there is even a chance to see some snow flurrie Saturday. Temps by Sunday morning drop into the hard freeze level, with lows in the low and mid-20s likely.

Sunday is seasonal, with highs in the 40s.

Another system zips in Monday, with an increase in rain and maybe a rumble of thunder:


That’s on the nose of another surge of warm air moving in for Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s ahead of another potent storm that can bring additional big storms and heavy rain:


The GFS has some hefty totals over the next week:

GFS Rain

Once we get past that, there are signs of cold trying to win the fight in the first few weeks of March. This is a very ugly look showing up:


Green thumbs are in trouble as we roll into March.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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