Thursday, May 8 Forecast Discussion

High pressure is exerting its last influence over us today as a cold front is working through the Plains heading in our direction. It will take its time in getting here, looking to not arrive until late morning tomorrow at the earliest with most of us remaining dry until after lunch Friday when showers and storms will arrive. Storms should stay below severe criteria but a strong storm with gusty winds and heavy downpours is not impossible tomorrow afternoon. Rain and storms will continue overnight with a smaller round possible Saturday morning before we should dry out for most of Saturday afternoon outside of a stray pop-up storm.

Sunday and Monday look to be the driest days between systems as just pop-up afternoon storms will be possible. Highs will return to the middle 80s for us Sunday and Monday as moisture also filters back in from the south.

Our next cold front looks to arrive on Tuesday and bring one final round of showers and storms to the area. These storms also look to be sub-severe as they pass through during the day into the evening hours on Tuesday.

The only real question mark in the forecast is next Tuesday and Wednesday as some models try to slow down the front and hold it back until Wednesday. That is the minority option so I will not side that way for now. I think storms will exit by Wednesday with Wednesday and Thursday being cooler with highs in the 70s with full sunshine and much lower humidity.

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