It was a grand day a with a spring feel. Temperatures bounced up into the upper 60s in most areas, and it was a lovely afternoon.
Look for the mostly dry conditions with just a few more clouds expected to pick up on Friday. This is the time to get a jump start on the weekend as every coin has two sides. While we get to enjoy the warmth, an increase in moisture will mean fuel for showers and thunderstorms Saturday night.
Strong winds will be the first change, prompting a coastal flood advisory for east-facing shores as an upper level disturbance approaches and creates a strong pressure gradient with high pressure to the east.
The storm prediction center has all of our area under a slight risk for severe weather for Saturday night into Sunday morning. As the upper level disturbance interacts with all the warm moist air settling in over the area.
In addition to high winds and heavy rain tornadoes are also possible with this system. The rain should back off during the day Sunday. Sunday will still be fairly mild. On Monday and into Tuesday, another strong cold front pushes in and gets us back down to freezing for the middle of next week.
The marine forecast goes downhill with the next weather system as well. Expect small craft advisories as early as Friday.