ALERT DAY Tuesday and Tuesday Night
Hot and Humid Weather Tomorrow will be Followed by the Threat for Severe Storms Tomorrow Night
Published Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:44 PM
Good evening… it was a showery start to the day for many as scattered showers moved across the area. Those showers occurred ahead of warm front and were a sign that warm air was moving into the region. By afternoon, most of those showers moved off to the northeast, allowing sunny skies to take over.
As we move into tonight, look for partly cloudy, breezy and mild night. Look for lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Unfortunately, you will feel a bit more humidity, as well. Look for south winds to continue in the 10 to 20 mph range tonight.
Get ready for a blast of hot and humid weather tomorrow. We’ll see sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s top middle 90s, but those dew points will be well it the 60s to near 70, so it will feel oppressively humid. The heat index will range between 95 and 105 tomorrow afternoon. As a result, we are calling tomorrow an ALERT DAY for the oppressive heat. Remember, this is our first real bout of hot weather, so take it easy if outdoors. Dress in light colored layers and drink plenty of fluids.
Unfortunately, we will continue the ALERT DAY into tomorrow night. The reason? A cold front will slide into the area during the evening. The result will be a good chance of showers and t-storms. These storms will have plenty of wind shear to work with, plus a large amount of instability and moisture to feed off. Some of these storms could become severe. The main threat would be damaging winds, very large hail and isolated tornadoes. The timing of the storms looks to be from about 7 PM to 1AM, but that could change by an hour or two. You will want to remain weather aware tomorrow night as numerous severe storms are likely. Look for lows to drop into the middle 60s.
By Wednesday, things quiet down and cool off a bit, but it will still be warm and somewhat humid. We can expect sunshine and highs in the lower to middle 80s.
Looking ahead… A series of weak disturbances will continue to cross the region every couple of days. The result will be periodic chances of showers and t-storms. It is too early to determine the severe threat, but I would not be surprised to see isolated severe storms. The good news is there will be plenty of dry hours, as well. Look for highs mainly in the 80s with lows in the 60s. It appears even warmer air will move into the region for the start of next week. It looks like summer has arrived.
Have a great night! -WKBT Cory Malles