Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
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Breezy & warm Friday; Heavy rain Sunday

Breezy & warm Friday; Heavy rain Sunday

Beginning Friday afternoon, severe storms could develop, especially south and east of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. The lines of fast moving showers will the push into northeastern Florida between noon and 3:00 p.m.

Gorgeous weather for all Azalea Festival activities tonight and Saturday. It calls for mixed precipitation with a sleet and snow accumulation of up to 7 inches in localized areas.

The last of the snow will fall Saturday morning for central South Dakota, leaving the rest of the weekend dry for our part of the republic.

Wind gusts on the order of 30 to 35 miles per hour will be quite common across the area tomorrow, and a wind advisory will likely be issued.

Wind gusts as measured on our Neighborhood Network clocked in near 40 miles per hour.

Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln are not included in the blizzard warning or the winter storm watch. However, it will feel as if its in the 20s and 30s outside once you factor in the north and northwest wind, sustained at 15 to 25 miles per hour.

There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. Expect a high temperature in the low 70s.

BUTTE: Low: 26, High: 48.

"The question for us here in Grand Forks is will we see no snow or light snow". Many times these can travel hundreds of miles, dumping large hail, severe gusts of winds and on occasion large tornadoes.

The storms will clear the area by Saturday night. The chilliest morning looks to be Tuesday with lower 40s. Saturday starts off with sunshine but we will have a front approaching from the west. The rain will continue Sunday night into Monday. The low should drop to around 25.

Morning rain and snow gave our ground a much needed soak with a few areas like Walsenburg seeing a few inches of snow! There is only a 15% chance for an isolated I-95 sea breeze shower. The high is expected to reach the mid-30s.

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