INCREASING CLOUDINESS TODAY; RAIN & STORMS POSSIBLE SATURDAY MORNING… Cloud coverage will gradually increase throughout the day on this Friday. High temperatures will be in the low- to mid-80s. A few showers may become possible locally this evening across the local area. We will be monitoring trends to our north and west today as a significant severe weather event sets up from Iowa southward to Arkansas and north Mississippi. This same weather system will cross our local area tomorrow in the morning hours, although probably as a much weaker system. For now, the overall risk of any severe storms happening locally is quite low. A few more Friday morning forecast notes are below.
SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER RISK TO OUR NORTHWEST TODAY… Parts of western Tennessee, Arkansas, and northern Mississippi are involved in an uncommon Level 4 (out of 5) severe weather risk valid for today into tonight. These zones have a fairly high tornado risk as we go into the evening hours. This risk zone is centered near Memphis (TN) and includes places just to the east of there near Jackson (TN). The widespread, significant severe weather risk extends farther north into parts of Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa.
SCATTERED STORMS AROUND TOMORROW MORNING… A decaying, perhaps broken, line of showers and thunderstorms will likely move across the northern part of our local area on Saturday. Severe weather issues seem rather unlikely to happen across south Alabama and northwest Florida for now. Storms may strengthen somewhat throughout the day on Saturday in areas to our east, but by that point, storms should be to our east and will not pose a problem for our local area.
MOSTLY CLOUDY SUNDAY… Skies will remain mostly cloudy on Sunday with high temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s. I cannot completely rule out a few showers on Sunday but most communities will remain dry.
SHOWERS AROUND NEXT WEEK… Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will feature non-zero, but low, rain chances each day. High temperatures will be in the 80s each day with morning lows in the 60s. For now, no severe weather issues are likely.
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