Cooler Weekend – Active Week Ahead: Severe Risk

After Friday’s record shattering high of 83°, today and tomorrow will seem much cooler.  But actually, the high temperature today and tomorrow will be very close to the average high for late February.  The coldest night/morning will be tonight.  Low temperatures will fall into the mid 30’s in spots.  No freeze is expected.  Get ready for a very active week ahead with a parade of disturbances, which will bring multiple bouts of showers & storms.  Severe weather is possible by mid week. (details below)

TODAY:  Sunshine.  High in the low to mid 60’s.  Brisk winds out of the NW at 10-20 will make it seem cooler.  Clear and cold tonight.  Low by morning 36°.

The map shows the cold front which brought spotty showers overnight will reach Tallahasse by Noon.

SUNDAY:  Sunshine and near normal temps. For late February.  High in the mid 60’s.  Low Sunday night 45.  A nice day.

THE WEEK AHEAD:  A series of disturbances will swing through the area.  Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are a good bet.  The best chance of severe storms will be mid week.  More on the severe threat below. Temperatures will rebound.

 

SEVERE THREAT:  The Storm Prediction Center has already included a big chunk of the state in the Wednesday severe weather threat, through Thursday morning at 6AM.  It always raises eyebrows when SPC issues an outlook 5 days ahead of time.  Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible.  We will continue to monitor this threat of course.

The global models continue to advertise a potent storm system, with the better threat of severe weather, it would appear, Wednesday evening, through the overnight hours Wednesday night.