Tuesday, May 7 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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Another beautiful day with a few high clouds out there what will clear out some and then return as we work through the overnight hours. Temperatures are easily in the middle 80s with upper 80s likely our ending point today. It appears high clouds have impacted our warming enough that we will likely not see anyone reach 90 today.

Wednesday will be our final dry day as high temperatures again reach the middle to upper 80s with a few more clouds around the area. Clouds will increase late Wednesday into Thursday in advance of our next system.

Timing for Thursday has not changed much except rain and storms may arrive mid-afternoon as opposed to evening hours. We will have to keep an eye on storms as they arrive as there looks to be enough fuel that storms will maintain intensity as they arrive. Main threats from any storms will be gusty winds, although if the wind field is right, I cannot rule out an isolated tornado.

Rain will taper off Thursday night into Friday with periods of rain through the day on Friday. We will continue to see rain and storm chances each day Friday through Sunday. Rain will be heavy at times, and it is possible that we will also see a round or two of possible severe weather, with a focus right now potentially on late Saturday. Total rainfall from this weekend rain will be one to three inches, slightly lower than yesterday's expectations, with locally higher amounts.

We dry out Monday and Tuesday as highs start the week in the 70s and we begin a warming trend with us back to 80 by Tuesday.