Posted: Feb 19, 2014 6:39 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Once the latest round of fog fades away, a little more blue sky than previous days should be revealed. With added radiation from the sun, thermometers will take a run at 80°. It may feel a little more like April than February out there as well because dew points will be in the 60s!
Tonight will be a little less foggy, but still muggy with increasing clouds and lows in the 60s.
As a cold front crosses our area on Thursday Night, we will have to keep our eyes on the potential for some stronger storms. The overall setup isn't entirely favorable for severe weather, however unseasonable warmth and humidity plus a sharp temperature changing cold front are enough to be on alert. The quick and steep ascent of air ahead of the front will lead to towering cloud tops and the result could be storms with some torrential rains and damaging straight line winds. Expect a squall line just ahead of and along the front most likely timing out between 5pm and 11pm Thursday.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed areas North of I-12 under a risk for severe thunderstorms for that time.
We'll keep you posted as the forecast period nears and details become clearer.