Record warmth, strong wind gusts and strong storms all expected today 4/12/2022

We are very mild this morning with temperatures in the 50s thanks to some cloud coverage. This cloud coverage is also resulting in some spotty sprinkles and showers. The small rain chance will continue through the morning before we dry and clear out. Sunny skies later today and gusty southerly winds will quickly surge temperatures well above average. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 80s, which potentially could shatter high temperature records for some.

Center Today Temperature 7am To 5pm

While the warm temperatures sound nice, you won’t be able to enjoy the warm much. Strong wind gusts around 40 mph are likely all day, so prepare for a bad hair day. The strong wind gusts will also combine with low relative humidity values later to increase our fire potential. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect for areas to the west of Lancaster county at noon and will remain in effect through 9 PM.

John Dark Gray W Blue Lines

Our fire weather concern eventually will change to a severe storm potential late this afternoon. Spotty thunderstorms could fire up around 6 PM and eventually a line of thunderstorms will develop around 9 PM. These thunderstorms will likely be strong and even severe with strong wind gusts, large hail and even tornadoes likely.

Severe Storm Threat Assessment

Make sure to have a severe weather plan ready as well as several ways to receive updates! Temperatures plunge below average to the 50s for the rest of the week and beyond with drier conditions. Some passing showers are possible on Easter Sunday though, so have a backup plan for your egg hunts!

Meteorologist Brittany Foster

@BrittFosterWX

bfoster@klkntv.com

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