Pinpoint Weather: A sunny start but storms move in later this afternoon, it will also be hot before the rain

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The region will start out with a good deal of sunshine but that will not last the whole day as clouds move in ahead of a batch of storms slated to arrive by late afternoon. The storms will develop ahead of a cold front that is migrating in from the north and west, but ahead of the rain our area will still get hot. The issue with that is that the storms will have enough energy to create some very gusty winds that may reach severe levels. There Storm Prediciton Center has placed our region in the Margional Risk category for severe storms that will arrive late tomorrow. Gusty winds will be the main issue but heavy rain and localized flooding is also a concern. Dangerous lightning is also likely.

Be prepared for the storms to linger into the night so there may be some localized flooding possible overnight into Sunday. The rain will keep up off and on through the day Sunday and may be heavy at times once again allowing the region to be susceptible to more flooding. Keep an eye on area waterways and locations that become flooded easily, we may see some fast-moving creeks and streams Sunday.

Rainfall totals don’t look all that impressive for Saturday but add more overnight and into the day Sunday and we may see some flood advisories issued by the National Weather Service Sunday.

The front will be slow to move in on Sunday, but the setup for the showers will be there as the front moves closer and the warm air helps to percolate the atmosphere.

By the time Sunday rolls around we may be looking at some flooding rains. Some of the models are not as robust with the Sunday rain, but best to prepare for some heavy rain.

There may be some more rain showers linger around on Monday, but the main event will be this weekend. If you have something to do outside this weekend… early on Saturday might be the best time.

Stay safe,

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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