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Storm Team Friday morning forecast (3/22/2013)

Posted at 8:16 AM, Mar 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-22 05:42:12-04

Welcome to Friday! The weather world today will be on the quiet side with scattered clouds and only a couple scattered showers. Hour by hour our winds will swing around and be more from the south and south east; that's a warming wind. Highs will rise to near 70° with an additional taste of humidity. Tonight, our next storm system gets closer to us throwing warm air and a few rain drops at us; lows will be in the 50s. Saturday starts with scattered showers and thunderstorms with temperatures climbing through the 60s. I wouldn't cancel morning plans Saturday just know it won't be completely dry; to me, it is worth the risk. Saturday evening and overnight is a different story. Between now and Sunday afternoon we have two chances at severe weather. The first chance is with a warm front that lifts north across the region Saturday afternoon. Initially it will bring widespread rain to most and then a chance at strong to severe storms. Any of these storms may produce tornadoes, wind, hail and heavy rain, be storm ready. These storms will be particularly dangerous because the biggest severe threat will likely happen after sunset. The second brush with severe weather will occur in the early hours of Sunday. A cold front will push an organized line of thunderstorms west to east through the area. The biggest issue with this line will be damaging winds. The storms will wrap up by lunch Sunday leading to a warm and partly sunny afternoon. Cool and dry air will gradually take over for much of next week with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s.

Be safe and stay tuned for the latest forecast as things change!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker