(WKBN) — Many are still cleaning up from the weekend storm that created wind gusts up to 60 mph or higher throughout the area. Another windy storm system is brewing as we close out the week and start the weekend.
The late-week storm: More wind and rain/thunderstorms
A large storm is moving through the middle of the country. This storm will bring more rain and the chance for thunderstorms to our area tonight and Saturday.
The storm will drag a cold front through our region early Saturday with colder air sweeping in behind it through the afternoon and evening.
Part of the system, commonly referred to as a “dry slot,” brings a break in the precipitation Saturday morning. That pocket of drier air allows for the chance at some peeks of sunshine. More rain and storms are expected to develop heading into midday and early Saturday afternoon. That second round of rain and storms has the potential to produce strong wind gusts. Timing of the line of storms is looking like between 11AM and 4PM Saturday. Temperatures will start dropping behind that round of rain, turning cold enough for rain to mix with, or change to in spots, snow by Saturday evening.
How windy will the late week storm get?
Right now, the wind is forecast to increase through the day. We will see a stronger burst of wind overnight and into Early Saturday morning. Another period of stronger wind is possible during the day Saturday. The wind will taper down into Saturday evening and night as colder air pushes in.
Gusts up to 35 mph or higher are possible Friday. We will be monitoring for the potential for gusts to 50 mph, or higher, Saturday. Late-morning to mid-afternoon timeframe will feature the highest gusts. We are watching this system closely in the Weather Center and will keep you updated throughout the week.