A disturbance moving through the upper levels of the atmosphere is sparking up showers and thunderstorms this evening and some of those have had the history of producing gusty winds as they have been weakening and collapsing.
They’ve also had the potential to put down some small hail but anything that does fall should be shortlived as these storms are moving southeastward. These have bee driven by daytime instability and once the sun sets, we’ll see this really diminish.
By tonight, we’ll be seeing decreasing clouds and a cooler night with lows tumbling back down into the 30s and 40s.
It’ll be quieter for our Friday as drier air moves into the Plains. We’ll see a mix of clouds and sunshine tomorrow with temps climbing toward seasonable levels.
Highs will be topping out into the 60s and 70s. The warming trend will be continuing right into the start of the weekend as winds turn to more of a southerly direction.
The return of the 80s will be Saturday afternoon out ahead of another front that looks to move our way by Sunday. This will bring our shower and storm chances back with some strong to even severe storms not out of the question. Make sure you’re staying with the Storm Track 3 Weather Team for the latest. This system is looking to be a rather slow-mover and it may stall across the Central High Plains bringing the threat of more showers and storms into the day on Monday into Tuesday. A few days where you definitely want to keep the umbrella handy. Seasonable conditions will be ushered in behind this disturbance with partly cloudy skies expected for the latter half of next week.
Have a great night!
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman