A Forecast for All Seasons
Pollen Update: High tree pollen counts through Friday. Colder and wetter weather will drive those numbers way down this weekend and early next week!
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't we just clean off our cars from a wet snowfall 3 weeks ago? Then after a long wet spell with two bouts of high water, finally spring graced our presence this week. Early week highs in the 70s tickled our funny bones!
Then on Thursday, under the suddenly powerful spring sun’s watch, the temperature soared with reckless abandon and reached the 80s for the first time since last October. “Sum-sum-summertime is here”, proclaimed a giddy Tim Irr.
Now comes word of a drastic change in our weather this weekend. That change will play out courtesy of a powerhouse cold front. The past 2 days this front has produced violent weather on the High Plains and Mississippi Valley including a family of twisters and hail storms.
On Friday a rash of high wind storms, some with tornadoes and hail storms, will affect the Eastern Midwest from Nashville to Detroit, Indy and Cincy.
Since the storm track is 300 miles to our west and north, I feel we are somewhat protected from an outbreak of severe weather. Yes, we will get some gusty storms and hail is a good bet in a few neighborhoods given how cold it will be in the heavens. But assuming my work on the weather models is accurate; we will just get some gusty thunder-bumpers with localized street flooding in downpours and a few power hits especially on Friday evening. Update with Marina, Josh and Todd on Friday.
By Saturday, cooler air will invade as we top out near 60 degrees in the morning at the start of the American Heart Association Poker Run in Milton (ends at Hooters in B-Ville at 3) and The Flea Market in Lucasville. By mid afternoon, clouds will again spread across the sky with chilly showers arriving by Saturday night. This chilly air will be accompanied by a blustery Autumn-like wind and a few showers or first rain then perhaps some wet snow. Don’t be surprised if there is a dusting of snow Sunday and Monday morning with a few inches in the WV Mountains.
So this is truly a blog for all seasons!