Heat and Humidity continue, but could rain/storms spoil Sunday plans?
Expecting a rather active Sunday as Memorial Day weekend continues. But first, let's talk about this heat and humidity. This is our real first true taste of Summer-like heat and humidity and it's expected to "stick" around yet again on Sunday. Temperatures won't cool off much, as many start out in the mid to upper 70s again on Sunday morning. Clouds won't deter temperatures from rising quickly, and by early Sunday afternoon, we will again be touching the lower 90s with heat indices in the 98°-105° range.
Despite the heat and humidity, there is some cooling on the horizon as a disturbance to the north should spark a round of showers and storms Sunday afternoon and evening. Some of these storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds. The biggest threat appears to be heavy rain though. With abundant tropical moisture to work with, don't be surprised to see some flooding in places that get hit hardest. As always, we'll be keeping a close eye on things. Following Sunday's storms, your Memorial Day will probably start out in the lower 70s with scattered showers and storms lingering. Another round is possible later in the day, but the heaviest rain may end up falling early on.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain and storms after 3pm. Some of the storms could be strong to severe. Hot and humid. High: 91. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Chance for rain: 70%. Low: 70. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
Monday: Showers and storms likely in the morning. Chance for rain: 60%. High: 81. Wind: ENE 5-10 mph.
Monday Night: Scattered showers and storms. Muggy. Low: 67. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
--Meteorologist Mack Morris