Record Warmth Friday with Thunderstorms and colder air on Saturday!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 –

Good afternoon!  What a beautiful afternoon we have seen with high temperatures in the lower 70’s.

We have another warm day on tap for tomorrow.  In fact, we should break the record high of 72 degrees set in 1982 with an afternoon reading close to 77 degrees.

Get ready fr a taste of reality this weekend.  Look at our temperature trend.

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Take a look at this satellite imagery from NOAA.  You can see low pressure moving off the Florida coast and you can see our next weather maker well to our northwest.

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Friday will be a beautiful day with very warm temperatures.  Take a look at the forecast maps.

8 PM Tonight – Partly cloudy and mild.

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7 AM Friday – Partly cloudy skies with patchy fog.

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Noon Friday – Partly cloudy skies with mild temperatures.

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5 PM Friday Night – We hold onto mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies.

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The Storm Prediction Center has a severe weather outlook for Friday for the Ohio Valley.  This part of the country could see thunderstorms with the potential for damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.

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8 PM Friday Night – You can see the cold front that will produce the severe weather threat to our north.  This front will move into our area late Friday night into early Saturday.

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6 AM Saturday – You can see the showers and possible thunderstorms with the front as it moves across our area.

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Noon Saturday – The cold front moves east with the threat for showers and storms through the Carolina’s north to New York

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Here is a look at the Severe Weather Threat area for Saturday.  There could be some strong storms to our east.

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Cold air will move into the area late Saturday into Sunday.  Lows for us will be in the 20’s with highs on Sunday in the 40’s to near 50 degrees.

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Partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures are forecast for Sunday.

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Here is a look at the Storm Team 11 Forecast.  We stay cold Sunday with warmer temperatures and a chance of showers and storms early next week.

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Have a great night!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com

http://twitter.com/markreynoldswx

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