Rain Chances, Temperatures Up
HIGHS AROUND 80 WILL BE TEMPERED BY SHOWERS & STORMS
After a cool and mostly sunny start, clouds will increase today ahead of a storm system moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. Scattered showers may arrive in parts of our area as soon as this evening, with showers and thunderstorms possible tonight. While a couple of storms may contain gusty winds and some small hail, widespread severe weather is not expected. Highs today will top out in the mid to upper 70s with lows around the 60 degree mark, kept up by the clouds and increased moisture around.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible on Friday through the weekend. With moisture and instability in place, a few storms may be on the strong side and briefly severe with gusty winds and hail, but no large-scale severe threat is anticipated. Highs through the weekend outside the rainfall will be a couple of degrees either side of the 80 degree mark with lows in the lower to middle 60s.
A cold front approaches the area on Monday, increasing rain and thunderstorm chances but drying us out for the middle part of next week. The “cold” front will only drop morning lows from the 60s to the 50s and knock a few degrees off daytime highs before we return to the 80s by Thursday of next week.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker