Spring-like weather tracks through the area over the next few days. Morning temperatures are above our normal highs, with slightly cooler air behind the current system. And while dewpoints are not very high by Summer standards, they are muggy for this time of the year.
Strong low pressure will track through the Midwest today and then stall as it occludes over the Great Lakes tonight and tomorrow.
Showers and thunderstorms tracked through early this morning producing gusty winds, some small hail, downpours of rain (around half in inch in some areas) and frequent lightning. As the main part of the system tracks in later this afternoon, more storms will develop. Some may be strong to severe with large hail the greatest threat, although damaging winds may also occur.
As the low’s center stalls over the Great Lakes, it will start to really strengthen the winds. This is the latest on one of our models… it has winds to 40 mph (gusting higher) by 4 AM Wednesday.
All those with any sort of travel plans tonight and tomorrow should be aware that driving may be difficult. Those with high-profile vehicles will be most at risk, but winds at these levels will make it hard for any vehicle to stay on a straight away. Dirt, road debris and just the garbage that has accumulated in the ditches and streets over the winter will be easily picked up and blown around.
Posted under Severe Weather, Windy
This post was written by Eileen Loan on March 15, 2016