Showers and Storms End this Evening
A Fantastic Friday on the Way
Published Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 6:48 PM…
Good evening… it was a stormy afternoon across the southern half of the region. Some of the storms packed a punch, with severe t-storm warnings being issued for areas south of I-90. In addition, these storms produced rainfall rates of up to an inch or more in a very short period of time, which led to ponding of water and flooded streets. The good news is the threat for severe weather in our area has ended. The cause for our stormy afternoon is a weak cool front combined with an upper air disturbance moving into a warm, humid and unstable atmosphere.
As we head into tonight, look for showers and t-storms to gradually exit the region as the evening progresses. In fact, most areas should be rain free by midnight. After that, look for decreasing clouds and lows in the 60s. If you saw rain today, keep an eye our for fog late tonight.
Friday looks really nice. Expect sunshine and highs in the lower to middle 80s. It shouldn’t be nearly as humid, as well.
Clear skies will take us through tomorrow night as lows drop into the lower to middle 60s.
Unfortunately, another disturbance will track across the area Saturday. As a result, we could see a few scattered showers and t-storms. If you don’t see rain, you will see a partly sunny sky and highs in the middle 80s.
Looking ahead… Most of Sunday looks dry, although I can’t rule out a stray shower or t-storm. It will actually feel quite pleasant with highs in the lower 80s.
After a dry Monday, we will see a parade of weak disturbances tracking through the area through the rest of the week. The highest threat for rain appears to be Tuesday night into Wednesday, with more isolated showers and t-storms to finish out the workweek. Look for highs mainly in the lower to middle 80s to start the week. They will rise into the middle and upper 80s for the end of the week.
Have a great night! -WKBT Cory Malles