Happy Thursday! Rain and storms are pretty much a guarantee now for our Thursday as a low-pressure system aided by tropical moisture moves across our area. Flash flood watches are on the board for most of our area as 1-2 inches of rain may fall today, with some locally higher amounts possible. This could lead to a flash flooding threat; however, since we’ve been so dry as of late, no widespread impacts are expected but still use extra caution on the roads regardless! Severe weather parameters will be in place just enough to allow for a low-end severe weather threat this afternoon and early evening. Damaging winds will be the main threat, but a brief tornado or two can’t be ruled out. The main time frame for severe storms will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We’ll see scattered showers and storms leftover for tonight, with a mostly dry Friday morning in store. By Friday afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will begin to fire up again and bring more heavy rainfall. A strong to severe storm will be possible with this activity, with damaging winds the threat. Tornadoes are not expected with our Friday storms. Scattered shower and storm chances will continue on our Saturday with highs back into the upper-80s. The low-pressure system will stall out across the southeast and continue to bring a chance of isolated storms on Sunday followed by pop-up storms on Monday. 2-5 inches of rainfall is expected between now and Monday.
Once the frontal system finally departs our area late on Monday, a dry cold front will move in behind it and reinforce some drier and cooler air heading into Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Temperatures Tuesday morning will be in the comfortable upper-60s, and then lows may even drop into the mid-60s by Wednesday morning. Highs in the mid-80s will be in store on our Tuesday and then the upper-80s on Wednesday. Mostly sunny skies will be in store each of those days.