6:58AM April 30, 2020

KICKING OFF A LONG STREAK OF SUNNY, DRY DAYS… Today is the last day of April and the first day of what will likely be an extended streak of sunny, dry days. High temperatures on this Thursday will peak in the mid- to upper-70s in most spots across the region. No rain is expected today, tonight, or anytime soon! Clear skies will continue into tonight and into Friday. The big weather story locally over the next few days will be the building heat. High temperatures by Sunday and Monday will be in the 90s! Let’s look at your full forecast details.

SEVERE WEATHER SEASON ENDS TODAY… Traditionally, the last day of April marks the end of our primary severe weather and tornado season across the Deep South. Right on schedule, we’re having a major pattern flip that will support drier, warmer conditions as we go into early May. No severe weather is in the forecast for the next 7-14 days. We made it through an active severe weather season with numerous tornadoes, damaging winds, and several injuries. It’s over! Breathe a little easier as we have no severe weather in sight.

HOT TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND… Temperatures will gradually increase over the next several days. While we will be in the upper-70s today for afternoon highs, by Sunday, temperatures will crack the 90 degree mark. We will remain in the 90s for afternoon highs through Monday as a big dome of high pressure keeps us dry and hot.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE IS WEDNESDAY… Our next chance of rain will happen on Wednesday of the upcoming week, although models certainly have not been aggressive in promoting this idea. We may have to ultimately take out the rain chance if models continue to trend drier.

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See all the details in your Thursday #rzw forecast video… Have a great day!

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