Today’s weather story from the National Weather Service:
Winds will be a howling today
(April 2, 2016) – A strong cold front will move rapidly southeast out of the plains today bringing even colder air with it and scattered rain (or even snow) showers. Before it gets here the region will be buffeted with very strong winds, possibly as early as late this morning. The strongest winds are expected between 2 pm and 6 pm EDT. A wind advisory is in effect for the area into early evening. In addition to the already strong winds, a few of the showers may produce even higher wind gusts as well as small hail. Just as fast as the winds arrive they will depart with clearing skies allowing for overnight lows to fall well below freezing. Early blooming trees and plants could be impacted by the freezing temperatures.