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Mild and stormy start to the workweek

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A warm front moved through last night, bringing spring-like temperatures to the area.  In fact, I'm expecting temps to be 20 to 25 degrees above normal through Tuesday.  The record high for Tuesday is 70 and we're going to be in the ballpark. 

Along with mild temps, look for more scattered rain today.

The rain will be scattered in nature as we don't have a big trigger mechanism for any widespread rain as we did with the warm front.  Our next big trigger will be Tuesday night.  The Storm Prediction Center keeps the tri-state in a Slight Risk for severe storms late Tuesday into the overnight hours.

The timing could change, but I'd say we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms bloom Tuesday afternoon and evening, before a line of t-storms to our west moves in after 10pm or so.  The line could produce damaging winds, which will out greatest severe weather threat, however, due to strong wind sheer in the atmosphere, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

We'll also have to watch for heavy rain with this line.  Computer models are indicating we could see 1-2" in some spots.  A Flood Watch is in effect for Knox, Daviess, IN & Martin Counties for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  This is mainly due to a combination the heavy rain expected over frozen ground which doesn't allow rain to seep in.

Byron's back on Sunrise on Tuesday, and I'll be in Tuesday night if strong storms do break out, so we'll keep you covered.

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