6:52AM June 17, 2019

SCATTERED STORMS THIS AFTERNOON; STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THURSDAY… Showers and thunderstorms are expected to pop up in the heat of the day on this Monday across our local area. These will be the pulse variety of storms that rapidly intensify, produce heavy rain and lightning, and quickly fade away. This will be the weather pattern that hangs tough through Wednesday. Once Thursday arrives, however, we may see a few stronger or severe thunderstorms as a potent weather system sets up just to our west. Let’s talk 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.

ISOLATED STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS THURSDAY… Let me be clear in saying that Thursday will feature pop-up thunderstorms, but there is concern that the storms may be stronger (or even severe, in isolated cases). Damaging straight line winds and large hail, perhaps up to the size of golf balls) will be possible. The overall tornado risk will be low, but not entirely zero. I’ll be able to get more specific about the Thursday severe weather risk over the next 24 hours. Please be sure to check for updates in the RedZone Weather app as this event draws closer.

HOT WEEKEND UPCOMING… Rain chances will be suppressed somewhat and temperatures will be elevated compared to previous days on Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures will soar into the mid- to upper-90s each day. If you liked the weather pattern that was in place for Memorial Day (very hot, dry), then you’ll like the upcoming weekend.

APP… If you haven’t already, be sure to download the free RedZone Weather app. redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download. Once you have the app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) and tap the large, yellow Alert Settings button to customize the alerts you would like to receive straight from me.

See all the details in your Monday #rzw forecast video… Have a great start to your week!

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