12:55PM June 16, 2019

SCATTERED STORMS HAPPENING NOW; P.M. STORMS LIKELY THIS WEEK… Happy Father’s Day! Heavy rain, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds are happening in isolated spots across our region where storms have popped up on this Sunday afternoon. At the moment, heavier downpours of rain are happening near Foley, Summerdale, Gosport, Scyrene, McIntosh, Davisville, Repton, and Booneville. While severe weather is not expected today, storms will produce quite a bit of rainfall in highly localized areas. Some areas will have no rain today, while some will have over 1 inch of rainfall in total. This epitomizes the nature of these summer pop-up thunderstorms. High temperatures are peaking in the low-90s across the region. Thursday could feature a few strong to potentially severe storms, although details are still coming into focus. Let’s look at your forecast details…

P.M. POP-UP STORMS LIKELY THROUGH WEDNESDAY… I think the best phrase to describe the next few days is, “If this ain’t summer in our local area, I don’t know what is.” Heat, humidity, and pop-up thunderstorms that primarily happen in the afternoon and evening hours will be the weather headlines. There could be a few storms in the late morning hours, but I expect vast majority of the pop-up thunderstorms to bubble up after the lunch hour each day. Due to the scattered nature of the storms, some spots will get wet, while others will have no rain through Wednesday. High temperatures will consistently be in the low-90s with morning lows around the 70 degree mark.

STRONGER STORMS POSSIBLE THURSDAY… Our next round of potent weather may happen on Thursday as a shortwave trough sets up to our west. Early indications point to damaging straight line winds and large hail being concerns in the stronger storms that happen on Thursday. The overall tornado risk will probably be low, but it’s too early to conclusively rule out any tornadoes Thursday. It’s also too early to conclusively say any will be possible just yet. We’ll closely monitor this developing weather system and keep you posted over the next few days in the RedZone Weather app.

TROPICS QUIET FOR NOW… The National Hurricane Center continues to indicate that the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean will not support the development of tropical storm formation over the next 5-7 days. The climatological peak of the Atlantic hurricane season happens on September 11. Generally, activity usually starts happening more frequently as we move toward that date.

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See all the details in your Sunday evening #rzw forecast video… Have a great evening!

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