Strong to Severe Storms in the Forecast for Sunday

This weekend is expected to be a split between wet and dry conditions. Dry weather is predicted for today and tomorrow, then showers and storms are expected to return in force on Sunday. Saturday storms are expected to be widespread and could pose a severe weather risk. Along with thunder, these storms could produce damaging winds and hail.

Today we have seen gorgeous sunny skies and temperatures a few degrees cooler than what we have been experiencing. Today is shaping up to be a nice day, and with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the upper 50s, this current pleasant weather is predicted to last. The rain gear can most certainly be left at home if you have plans for tonight. Dry conditions continue on Saturday with mostly clear skies. In comparison to today, slightly higher highs in the mid-to-upper 80s are anticipated, while mid-60s temperatures are predicted for lows.

While it’s still sunny, take advantage of it because Sunday is predicted to bring strong thunderstorms widely spread across the area. Remember to go inside if you see lightning or hear thunder, especially because some of these storms could be severe. We may see hail and strong winds associated with these storms. The main threat we see with Sunday’s storms is damaging winds. It is anticipated that these storms will be sparse in the morning and much more widespread in the afternoon and evening. Apart from this stormy weather, low to mid-80s are predicted for high temperatures. These storms are anticipated to last through Sunday night, and overnight lows will be in the mid-to-upper 60s. Sunday is a day you need to stay weather aware and keep any plans indoors.

Keep the umbrella close by as we head into the following week because showers and storms will still be present. It appears that Monday and Tuesday will be somewhat rainy. The majority of Monday’s showers and storms will happen in the morning, but pop-up showers in the afternoon and evening cannot be ruled out. In light of this, try to wait until after lunch to finalize any plans you have for Monday if you want to avoid rainy weather. Monday’s temperatures are predicted to be cooler than what we’ve been experiencing, with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s range. On Tuesday, it’s anticipated that the rainy weather will persist and that there will be a similar chance of storms to Monday; however, unlike Monday, Tuesday’s storms are anticipated to mostly form in the afternoon. Daytime highs on Tuesday will be in the mid-to-lower 80s, and nighttime lows will be in the mid-to-lower 60s.

Next Wednesday appears to be slightly more damp than Monday and Tuesday, but it won’t be as stormy as Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to be scattered throughout the day, so if you plan to be outdoors, bring an umbrella just in case. The high temperatures on Wednesday are predicted to be in the mid-to-upper 80s range. Some storms could linger as we move into Wednesday night, and overnight lows are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 60s. While temperatures may be a little cooler on Thursday, Thursday’s weather is predicted to be similar to Wednesday’s in terms of rain.

Our only dry days this weekend are expected to be today and tomorrow. Take advantage of the sunshine and get your umbrellas out for Sunday because the weather forecast calls for a lot of showers and storms. Temperatures for this weekend and the start of next week are expected to be a few degrees cooler than we have been experiencing, with highs mainly in the low-to-mid 80s. With highs in the mid-to-upper 80s, Saturday looks to be our warmest day this weekend. Next week is shaping up to have predominantly scattered showers and thunderstorms. Next week, the hottest day so far is expected to be Wednesday, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. The rest of the week will be cooler and more similar to the weekend temperatures.

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