We’ve got another quiet weather day for Wednesday. So far this week there’s been a ridge of high pressure keeping the rain away and driving temperatures up. Today, the ridge will weaken slightly and move east allowing for a shower or two this afternoon with a few more clouds. Meanwhile, the train of warmth continues with highs shooting back into the low and middle 80s. Thursday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front driving itself into the southeast. These storms likely won’t be severe but heavy rain and lightning may be around. This isn’t a set up that will lead to an all day rain event, rather off and on showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening. The main threat for strong to severe weather comes with a cold front late Thursday through early Friday. A loosely organized line of thunderstorms will be moving along the front packing gusty winds (our biggest concern), heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Current timing paints the line Friday morning near the tri-state area around 1:00 am EDT, Tallahassee around 4:15 am EDT and I-75 around 10:00 am EDT. As you read this keep in mind we’re still a day and a half to two days out from this frontal passage so timing adjustments will likely be made. Friday afternoon the storms will be done and we’ll be pleasant and warm with highs near 80°. Saturday we get a break in storm action with more sun and highs near 80°. We’ll have another shot of showers and storms Sunday afternoon through Tuesday.
Be safe and have a great Wednesday!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker