Wet Week Ahead
RAIN CHANCES PEAK WEDNESDAY; DRIER FOR WEEKEND
After scattered showers and storms yesterday, we’ll see slightly more coverage coming in today. Most of the area is under a marginal (1 out of 5) risk for severe weather; gusty outflow winds to 60 mph will be the primary threat in isolated severe storms. Some small hail may also accompany the stronger storms; the tornado risk, as per usual in summer in the South, is nil. Highs today will top the 90 degree mark after lunch, but increasing clouds and rain will lower temperatures later in the afternoon.
Even higher chances for rainfall are in the cards for Tuesday and especially Wednesday as a boundary approaches the area. We may also see a strong storm or two the next two days. Highs will be kept down in the 80s with the abundant cloud cover and rainfall.
Rain chances start to decrease Thursday and especially Friday into the weekend as drier air works its way in. With less cloud cover and more sunshine, temperatures will creep back into the low to mid 90s by next weekend, with only a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm each day.
Lows throughout the period will be in the 68-74 degree range.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker