STRONG STORMS THIS WEEKEND; NICE TODAY & FRIDAY… Good news and bad news on this Thursday! The good news is we have a nice Thursday and Friday ahead of us. The bad news is there is a growing chance of strong to severe thunderstorms this weekend. Plenty of sunshine is likely all day on this Thursday. High temperatures will be near 80° in most spots across the region. Friday will be sunny as well with highs near 80°. Let’s talk about the weekend when severe weather will be a possibility…
STRONG LINE OF STORMS THIS WEEKEND… The Storm Prediction Center has included much of Mississippi, Alabama, and all of northwest Florida in their Level 2 “slight” risk zone valid for Saturday into Sunday. This means that isolated severe storms will be possible. All models are on board with the idea that this will be a linear threat, meaning a squall line will likely move through from west to east across our region. Damaging straight line winds will be the main concern, with isolated tornadoes also being a concern.
TIMING OF STORMS… Models have been trending later in terms of when storms will move through our local area. The main risk of strong to severe storms will be from 3PM on Saturday to 3AM on Sunday. We’ll be able to get much more specific on that timeframe in the hours ahead. Saturday evening looks particularly wet with an increased risk of storms. As we’ve been advertising throughout the week, I would definitely have an indoor backup plan for any outdoor plans you may have for Saturday.
FEW SHOWERS SUNDAY MORNING… Showers will stick around after the main line of storms passes. Sunday morning through 9AM could feature a few isolated showers. Temperatures will be sharply cooler on Sunday after the passage of the cold front that is prompting all of the storms.
SUNNY, COOL START TO NEXT WEEK… Plenty of sunshine looks to be in store for Monday through Wednesday of the upcoming week. Temperatures will be cool on Sunday and Monday, but we quickly warm to near 80° by Wednesday of next week. Following the round of storms this weekend, models suggest that our next chance of rain will be in the latter half of next week.
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