Now that we are acclimated to 70 degree weather, let's take it the other direction. No, it's not going to be as cold as January and the first half of this month, but we will see some significant swings with our temperature over the next several days.
We're watching a front which should only bring a few rain showers and maybe a rumble of thunder Monday. Until then, readings will make it into the 60s and 70s. Once the front passes, the roller coaster will take temperatures back down with highs in the 40s and 50s across the state. A new system will approach by the end of next week. Ahead of it, readings will once again go up. The two main models are disagreeing on how to handle this new storm system. With it a week away, this is to be expected.
Next week is severe weather awareness week. Last week, I sent out a tweet about tornado fatalities over the last two years. According to John Robinson with the National Weather service in North Little Rock, all those who have died in tornadoes over the last two years were older than 60. So I'm asking you why and how this can be changed? It's easy to make assumptions, but they aren't always correct. I thought it would be interesting to get your ideas and maybe we can change this statistic as we go into severe weather season.