Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible early Saturday morning…
Temperatures this morning have fallen into the 40s across most of the Big Country as cold air has continued in behind yesterday morning’s cold front. This afternoon, we warm to more seasonal highs as breezy, southeasterly winds return. This will quickly reintroduce low level moisture, fueling a chance for severe weather tonight.
There is a Slight Risk for severe weather across the Big Country late tonight, into early Saturday morning. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible with quarter size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph the main threats. Dangerous lightning will be likely, along with brief and heavy rainfall that could amount to 1/2″ to 3/4″ of an inch with isolated higher amounts. The greatest chance for severe weather will be between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Saturday.
Rain and thunderstorm chances linger through the day Saturday as cool weather sticks around. Rain chances come to an end Saturday night as temperatures fall into the upper 30s by Sunday morning. Warmer weather returns to start next week before another cold front next Wednesday afternoon.
Today: Mostly sunny. Southeast winds around 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph. Highs in the mid 70s. 20% chance for rain and thunderstorms late this evening.
Tonight: 80% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Scattered strong to severe storms possible into Saturday morning. Northeast winds around 10 to 20 mph. Lows in the mid 40s.
Saturday: 60% chance for scattered showers through the day. Cloudy skies. North winds around 15 to 25 mph. Wind gusts up to 30 mph. Highs in the mid 50s.
Sunday: Sunny. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 70°.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Lows around 60°. Highs in the low 80s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Afternoon cold front. Lows around 60°. Highs around 80°.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Lows in the low 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Average High: 77°
Average Low: 51°
Sunrise: 7:13 a.m.
Sunset: 8:06 p.m.
– Meteorologist Grant Tosterud