Swings Of Spring

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 20:38

This is not to send out an SOS but my weathergirl tells me the barometric pressure is rising drastically. Sending Out An SOS -The Police

The time of the year in some area where the weather goes whacky, with humidity levels and temperatures are literally and figuratively all over the spectrum.

A series of weak weather systems continue to bring rain and mountain snow to the western states. As they move inland heavier showers and thunderstorms moving eastbound with saturated heavy rains and the risk of landslides. The Central US will feel severe thunderstorms.

A 40 percent chance of showers and patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

A persistent frontal boundary across the central and eastern U.S. will serve as a dividing line between above average temperatures across much of the eastern U.S. through Friday, and below average temperatures from the central and northern plains to portion of the Upper Midwest. The front will also bring a couple rounds of precipitation to a wide area through the next couple days. An area of low pressure across the central plains today is forecast to move east toward the Great Lakes tonight and Thursday, and into southern Ontario and Quebec by Friday.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible tonight and Thursday from the central plains and mid/upper-Mississippi valley to the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

Severe thunderstorms are possible through tonight across portions of the central plains and mid/upper-Mississippi valley, and on Thursday across portions of the Great Lakes. Please refer to products issued by the Storm Prediction Center for further details on the severe weather threat.

Locally heavy rainfall is also possible. Along the northern fringes of this system, sufficiently cold air will be in place for rain to mix with or change to snow from portions of northern Minnesota east to portions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through Thursday, and potentially across portions of northern Maine Thursday night and Friday.