Summer temps before the storms

Good Thursday to one and all. It feels a lot like summer out there today, but this setup isn’t going to last. A cold front crashes the party later tonight and early Friday, with two bigger systems on the weather menu for the next week.

Let’s start with today’s taste of summer. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s on a strong southwesterly wind. Those winds may reach 40mph late today through early Friday.

That’s when a cold front arrives with a line of showers and thunderstorms. The best chance for severe storms is across the west…

This line weakens as it moves east, but it’s still around on Friday, especially across the eastern half of the state. This will end from west to east during the afternoon as skies become partly sunny. Temps are in the upper 60s and low 70s.

The next storm system may throw a shower or two at us on Saturday, with the bulk of the action coming Saturday night and Sunday. The stage is set for some strong storms and heavy rainfall :

High winds will also be possible during this time.

Temps come down a few degrees behind that departing low for Monday, but another big temperature surge comes behind it by Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps can make a run at 80 again on another strong southwest flow. That’s ahead of another powerful storm that will bring more heavy rain and strong storms at us:

That could actually unleash a shot of cold air behind it.

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Have a great day and take care.

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