Saturday 6/8 Forecast Discussion

The forecast for about the next 48 hours looks pretty wet, but we will stay dry for most of next week along with the hottest temperatures of the year so far. This afternoon there have been showers and a few strong to severe thunderstorms over the Southern third of the Twin States. They are moving North, but are pretty isolated, so most areas should stay dry this evening. All of those storms will fizzle out once the sun goes down around 8:00, but from there, the forecast is very tricky. There is a disturbance over Western Louisiana, and that is sparking off some better organized thunderstorms. The big question for tonight is will that disturbance move over us late tonight, or will it wait until tomorrow? At this point, I believe that most of the night will be dry, but I think we will start to see some showers form over East Mississippi early tomorrow morning before sunrise. After that passes us by, our attention turns to the system moving through the Plains. As it gets closer, we will see our chance of showers and storms increase enough to where I think just about all of us will see at least a few thunderstorms during the day tomorrow, and once again on Monday as it pushes a front over us. The good news is that the chance for organized severe weather is practically zero, but just like we saw last week, a few of those storms will probably pack a little punch. Looking at the rest of the week, we will stay quiet as High Pressure moves over us, and highs will climb into the low and mid 90s by midweek, with Heat Indices going over 100.

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