"Temperatures will be pretty warm, especially compared to what we've seen but it will be windy", said Sara Pampreen, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake. Storms will continue marching eastward toward Baton Rouge and New Orleans during the early afternoon and exiting Louisiana by the evening. By late Sunday, a strong cold front and very strong winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere will move across the eastern Carolinas. Expect rain chances at 40% and afternoon high temperatures to hover near 80 degrees. Our next chance of thunderstorms will roll in Friday evening and some of the storms could be strong to severe. No severe weather is expected through noon.
TONIGHT: Storms will continue to track east through the area weakening as we head into the night. The Storm Prediction Center now has our area to an "Enhanced" risk, which on their scale of 1 to 5 is in the middle at 3. Where the air meets moisture, we will see yet another blast of April snow. All modes of severe weather will be possible for any storms that can strengthen quickly enough before crossing the state line.
In Central Oregon we are seeing breezy conditions with wind out of the west at 10-20 miles per hour and gusts up around 30 miles per hour. If the Gulf Coast storms don't materialize, we could see some severe storms between 5 PM and midnight.
It's going to be a cool start to our Thursday morning, but afternoon temperatures will be nice and warm.
The area of low pressure associated with these storms may develop a "negative tilt" while the storms move through.
A secondary line of storms will form along a cold front sweeping through late Friday into early Saturday morning. Highs only reach the mid-to-upper 40s. Wednesday and Thursday will bring a little rebound in temperatures with a mix of clouds and sunshine each day.