With temperatures having soared to 20 to 30 degrees above normal, we’ve not only seen an early rise in pollen levels, but also an early start to severe weather season. Strong storms caused wind damage and numerous reports of hail across the Miami Valley Friday evening. Luckily there were no reports of severe damage. But once again, we find ourselves under the threat for severe weather late today and into Wednesday. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible as an active weather pattern continues across the area as we start March.
The ups and downs we’ve had to deal with over the month of February look to continue into the new month. The 30-day outlook released from the Climate Prediction Center showed equal chances of above or below normal temperatures. However, a closer look into the forecast details would suggest more wild temperature swings will be likely in the coming weeks. As you might expect, these dramatic changes in air masses can typically lead to some wild weather.