Cold, Wind and Rain..Oh Joy
The wind finally diminished a bit yesterday with gusts near 20 mph and highs in the lower 50s, but a powerful low pressure system over Ohio will crank up our winds once again today to over 40 mph and gusts at times could be over 50 mph with scattered rain showers and highs in the upper 40s.
This nasty weather will be around through Thursday before the low finally moves further east and an area of high pressure moves in for Friday and the weekend with sunshine and highs in the upper 50s..normal for this time of year.
A High Wind Watch was issued for the lakefront counties on Tuesday and will more than likely be upgraded to a warning later today and tonight as winds gust over 50 mph.
A watch always means “watch out” for a weather event to occur in the near future (a few hours to 24 hours form now) and a warning means the conditions (wind, severe storm, winter storm, etc.) are happening now.
A high wind watch or warning is issued when sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur or are occurring.
The next few days will be nasty, but it can always be worse. If this storm was a few weeks from now when it was colder, we would be digging out from feet of lake effect snow