Warm, windy and possibly a stormy Saturday
A strong cold front will roll through the area Saturday afternoon and evening. Before the front arrives, the morning will feature some sun, only a stray shower and increasing winds that could gust at times over 30 mph. The strong southerly flow will boost temperatures into the low to mid 70s.
Things get much more active through the afternoon. Showers and storms will develop along the cold front and sweep through area with heavy rain and gusty winds. There's even a chance of strong to severe storms. Just 5,000 feet above the ground, the wind will be screaming along at over 60 mph. If the atmosphere can become unstable enough in the afternoon, storms would build into that air and strong, possibly damaging, winds would be transported to the ground. Given how high the wind shear will be, it's not out of the question that an isolated tornado could form. The chance of a tornado is very small, but not zero.
Based on the latest computer models, any severe weather would most likely occur between 2p.m. and 7p.m. Once the front moves off the coast during the evening, the severe weather threat will end and skies will clear.
We're back to sunshine and pleasant temperatures in the low 60s Sunday.
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