Heavy rain and storms returning to Tri-State

Cooler air returns Saturday
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Posted at 3:23 AM, Mar 18, 2022

Showers and thunderstorms will move northeast through the region tonight as low pressure approaches the area. Heavy rain is moving back into the area along with the potential for some thunderstorms and gusty winds. Low end instability limits severe potential for some, however a few strong to severe storms cannot be ruled out. There have been tornado warnings southwest of our viewing area around 10PM, for central Jefferson County in central Kentucky.

Friday evening storm chance
Friday evening storm chance

The Storm Prediction Center continues to keep the "marginal risk" of severe weather over our area to cover the damaging wind threat with the afternoon/evening storms. But I wouldn't say this guarantees severe weather. This is a low end threat/chance.

Friday SPC outlook
Friday SPC outlook

Overcast skies will continue throughout the overnight as temperatures drop into the 40s. Saturday will be cooler. Spotty, lighter rain continues overnight as cool air starts to move into the Ohio Valley. We'll see a low of 47 tonight.

The temperature will have a hard time increasing on Saturday due to cloud cover, a few showers and a few air masses moving into the Ohio Valley. The morning starts with a temperature near 52, then we cool to 48 by noon to then cool more to 46 by 4 p.m. There's only a slight rain chance during the day on Saturday. But we will see spotty showers re-developing Saturday evening and night.

Sunday's forecast starts cool with a low of 39 and warms nicely in the low 60s. The sky will be mostly sunny for a pleasant end to the weekend.

Spotty light rain
Low: 47

Overcast, isolated showers
Slowly cooling temperatures
High: 53

Clouds move out
Low: 39

Mostly sunny
High: 62


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