7:15 AM | Severe weather outbreak today in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys; rain here tonight and tomorrow morning

6-Day Forecast

Today

Considerable clouds, cool, low-to-mid 40's

Tonight

Periods of rain developing, maybe a thunderstorm or two mixed in late, breezy, mild, lows near 40 early, but holding steady or rising slowly late

Saturday

Occasional rain and a possible thunderstorm primarily in the morning hours, windy, mild, late day clearing possible, upper 50’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, turning colder, mid 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, chilly, mid 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, breezy, cold, maybe a snow shower, upper 30's

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, still chilly, mid 40’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, milder, low 50's

Discussion

A major severe thunderstorm and tornado outbreak is likely this afternoon and evening across the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys as a powerful cold front combines with tremendous upper-level support to dramatically destabilize the atmosphere. This same system will weaken as it moves into the Mid-Atlantic region, but we can still expect occasional rain, some heavy, gusty winds and possible thunderstorms around here beginning later this evening and lasting through tomorrow morning. Colder air will follow the cold front on Sunday and Monday and temperatures by Monday afternoon will actually be below normal nearly twenty degrees colder than tomorrow's highs. That cold snap, however, will give way to a warming trend later next week and we’ll likely reach the 50’s by Wednesday afternoon. As far as February is concerned, temperatures were well above normal (+5.6 degrees) and it turned out to be significantly drier than normal.

Video

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