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Weather Forecast: Weak Cold Front Thursday

Published On: Apr 16 2014 07:42:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2014 12:40:33 AM CDT

Valley once again made it up to the low 80s Wednesday with just a few passing clouds.  A weakening cold front will approach the Northstate by tomorrow evening.  It may be strong enough that a few showers could make it down to the valley floor.

We'll see a north breeze pick up again Friday but gust should stay below 30 mph.  

We're expecting a large pattern change by Monday afternoon, evening.  The initial cold front will likely bring rain to the Northstate by Monday night with cold air moving in behind it.

The cold air aloft will help to destabilize the environment allowing for widespread convective activity Tuesday and Wednesday.  This convective activity will come in the form of showers, mountain snow showers and thunderstorms.  Due to the very cold air aloft, strong thunderstorms could have hail and even graupel.

Another ridge should begin to build back in by Wednesday night into Thursday, ending showery activity.  This will likely be short lived as models have another trough diving in by next weekend.