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Weather Forecast: Scattered Showers Today, Thunderstorms by Friday

Published On: Apr 24 2014 09:09:32 AM CDT

The leading edge of the cold front will slide through the Northstate today.  This will bring scattered showers and gusty south winds.  Colder air behind the front will drop snow levels and increase the thunderstorm threat.

The main trough of low pressure with the cold and unstable air associated with it will move over us Thursday night into Friday.  We’ll see our first push of light to moderate rain Late Thursday night into early Friday morning (shortly after midnight).  The chances for rain and even thunderstorms will linger into Friday afternoon with small hail, gusty winds and periods of heavy rain being the biggest threats.  At this point the forecast models want to dry things out in the valley between 5:00 and 6:00 in the evening on Friday.  No guarantees but it’s a little hope for a dry Kool April Nites Cruise.  Snow levels are expected  to be between 4000 and 5000 feet.

The weekend will remain unsettled with partly to mostly cloudy skies but should remain fairly dry with the best chance for light showers/sprinkles on Sunday.

High pressure will return next week with temperatures back in the 80s by Tuesday and Wednesday.