March 18, 2018

Rain, thunderstorms early Thursday

02 March 2018, 03:31 | Kenneth Drake

First Warning Forecast Temperatures warm overnight back to the 70s Saturday

First Warning Forecast Temperatures warm overnight back to the 70s Saturday

The rest of the area could see some additional showers until the front moves through late Wednesday night. While damaging winds in a thunderstorm can not be ruled out, it would the exception to the rule; the rule being rain and thunder for a few hours with wind gusts near 40 mph.

Thursday Night: Low temperatures will dip down into the 30's and lower 40's tonight.

Happy March and first day of Meteorological Spring!

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. Colder air will rush in behind the line. Low temperatures will drop to into the mid to upper 20s with wind chills close to 20.

Saturday looks like the pick day of the weekend with highs near 60° and sunny skies. These storms will remain below severe limits, but could produce some gusty winds. Winds will relax and shift to the east around 5 to 10 miles per hour. This can sometimes produce spin in the atmosphere that could lead to a brief weak tornado as well. With plenty of moisture in place for this front to work with, periods of heavy rain will be possible early Thursday into Thursday afternoon. Showers are likely Monday morning, ending in the afternoon with highs in the mid 50s. Readings should hit the upper 50s by Sunday.

Scattered showers will be with us for much of Monday morning before drying out late this afternoon. Gusts in the mountains could be close to 60 miles per hour on the ridge tops. High temperatures will be in the middle 60s.

Other News

Trending Now

Olympics notebook: Czech adds snowboard gold medal to ski title
In doing so, she became the first athlete to win events in both Alpine skiing and snowboarding at the same Olympic Winter Games. Her reason for doing so was just as it was seven days ago: she did not have time to put on make-up.

Ronda Rousey Interviewed Before Elimination Chamber Contract Signing
Elimination can occur at any time (regardless of if every competitor is in the match or not) by either pinfall or submission. Seth Rollins: This match will be contested for the No. 1 contendership to Brock Lesnar's universal championship.

Dan Gosling rescues point for Bournemouth at the death
The Magpies remain only two points above the relegation zone, and club legend Shearer admits that he is disappointed over the result.

Brandel Chamblee is now driving the Tiger Woods Hype Train
His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day. Winds altered the trajectory of shots in the air and putts for much of the field at the PGA National Golf Club.

DFS Requests Information on Deutsche, Other Banks' Dealings With Jared Kushner
Kushner also still holds a stake in the entity that owns the Brooklyn buildings and received the loan from Citigroup. She said Citigroup negotiated the 2017 loan with Kushner Cos' business partner, a real estate developer.

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs wins second Texas girls' state championship
Brandon Mines, agreed with several other parents at the match, maintaining that Beggs should compete with boys instead of girls. To help with the process, Beggs underwent low-level shots of testosterone. "I've worked too hard for that".

Groom, grandmother die as wedding gift explodes
A dog squad and forensic team have been pressed into action and an investigation has been started prior to this accident. A newly-married man and his grandmother were killed when a wedding gift they were opening exploded in India.

Massive win for BJD in bypoll to influence 2019, says Naveen Patnaik
Bijepur by-poll was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu in August 2017. BJP- 59896, Cong- 10153, BJD- 101435, NOTA- 1665.

BB&T says it has 'substantially recovered' from online outage
The outage, which was first reported Thursday, affected the bank's online banking, mobile banking app and ATM services. The company said they do not believe this issue was related to cybersecurity.

Murrayfield tunnel footage suggests Owen Farrell defended George Ford
Hughes was left furious, with several players from both sides steaming in - but ref Nigel Owens and his assistants missing it. After the match, England head coach Eddie Jones said he had no knowledge of the clash.