A Strong Cold Front Moves Through

Good Friday, everyone. Our day is beginning with a round of strong to severe storms working across the state as we get ready for a powerful cold front to swing through. This will usher in chillier, but better weather for much of the weekend. Once into next week, we look to go back into a warm and rather stormy setup.

Let’s begin with today and move it along. A line of potentially strong to severe storms is working across the state from west to east early today. This will weaken the farther east it gets. We should get a break in the action with temps hitting the 70s ahead of our cold front. As that front slides in, additional showers and storms develop across the eastern half of the state. Some of these may also be strong.

Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

In addition to the severe threat, watch for too much rain that can cause local flash flooding issues.

Much colder air then moves in behind the front with readings at or below freezing for some by Saturday morning. The rest of Saturday looks pretty good with some sun and temps ranging from the upper 40s to middle 50s.

I do have some changes for Sunday. A developing storm system will throw clouds in here with the chance for some rain by evening. This looks like a shower maker through early Monday…

Temps rebound VERY quickly behind this, but additional rounds of strong storms are possible as the week wears on. Temps may hit the 70s next week.

That’s all part of a warmer than normal setup that continues to show up. Look at the 10 day temp anomalies from the Euro Ensembles…

That goes into the first few days of April.

I will have another update later today. Until then, let’s do some Friday tracking…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a good one and take care.

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7 Responses to A Strong Cold Front Moves Through

  1. Matt says:

    Goodness gracious, I give up. Nowadays I guess we can forget about a nice stretch of Sunny and 65 in Springtime.
    Creeks out of their banks yet again here in south east KY.

  2. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Have not been able to read the blog for a while on my phone due to a Google ad that blocks it, so I am reading it on my desktop. I wish the rain train would stop for a couple weeks.

    • Faye says:

      Jeff, I’ve been able to get around the Google ad by refreshing the page about three times.

      • feederband says:

        Is it the Adobe ad? I get it from time to time after about three seconds of being on the blog.
        Agree Jeff. My back yard is a swamp and I live on an incline. Ground won’t drain. Have to clean big dog every time he goes out.

  3. Mike S says:

    Another bust on severe threat, which is actually ok by me. Partly sunny and 77 at my house. Rainfall total since last Saturday the 14th is just under 3″, relatively low compared to many others.

  4. Schroeder says:

    1.91 inches at my place for yesterdays rain event. It has rained everyday this past week. What weather we get tomorrow can only be an improvement. Welcome Spring !

  5. Illinois Mike says:

    On Wednesday and Thursday, the NWS office in Romeoville in the SW suburbs received .69 inches of rain. The computer models on late Tuesday had predicted well over an inch of rain for the Chicago area for the two days, so we fell well short of that. There was even a slight risk of severe thunderstorms yesterday for the Chicago area from the SPC, but there were only isolated storms across the area last night, nothing close to being severe.

    It’s a cloudy, chilly day today here with temps around 40 degrees with a gusty NW wind making it feel colder. A chilly weekend is on tap, with highs only in the 30s on Saturday.

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