Rounds of showers and thunderstorms could cause issues across the region Saturday. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible.
The weekend starts nice with sunny skies and normal temps for Saturday. We are even warmer on Sunday with readings into the 50s on a gusty southwesterly wind. This is ahead of a strong cold front that moves in Sunday night and Monday. Rain will increase from west to east late Sunday.
Locally heavy rainfall is a good bet as the front eases in here. Winds into Monday will be very gusty as the colder air oozes in from the west.
Several models have been hinting at a storm system bringing snow in here by Wednesday of next week. That is a possibility, but so is the possibility of that storm being too far east to deliver much of anything here. It’s still one to watch.
Next week is more of a transition week. My eye is more on what’s coming in behind that. This has the look of a very wintry pattern for our region for the second half of the month into early March.