The end of the weekend will come with a slight warm up, but also the chance for some active weather. For now, we’re quiet on the MaxTrack with wind already shifting out of the south. Temperatures cooled into the mid-30s for some again making for a cold morning start with some frost or even a freeze possible.
As we move into the daylight hours, changes will begin. Temperatures will rise from the cold 30s where likely more plant/crop damage has occurred if they were unprotected. The FROST ADVISORY and FREEZE WARNINGS will expire late morning. Winds are already shifting out of the south and when they turn southwest and ramp up a bit, the warmer air will move in. This is a cold front incoming and most of today we will be in the warm sector of the storm system. So, temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid-60s across the forecast area. Showers will begin in the afternoon and with the heating of the day, we’ll also see some showers become thundershowers. There is a “marginal” risk for one or two of these to turn into a severe thunderstorm. Highest threat is going to be the potential for a damaging wind gust. Some small hail is also possible. Secondary threats will include lightning and heavy downpours. After the front passes, rain and thundershowers will fizzle out. Cooler air will work in and we start the work week with the coolest temperature of the week before the warm up begins.