Muggy Air Lingers -- Stormy Days Ahead
Staying with this thick, tropical air mass as we head through the next few days. Wednesday brings overcast morning skies and sunshine peering out of that cloud cover by the afternoon hours. Temperatures take off for the mid / upper 80s, but feel like the low-to-mid 90s when you factor in that humidity. Can't rule out a stray shower to an isolated thunderstorm, but most look to remain dry tomorrow.
That changes by Thursday as we head into a stormy few days. Thursday brings scattered rain and thunderstorms, especially by afternoon. Heavy downpours could bring anywhere from 1/2" to 1"+ for many by the end of the day. Heavy, widespread rain remains expected Friday. An additional 1" to 1.50" is possible. Both days, with a slightly better chance Friday, could bring strong to briefly severe storms. Strong winds and hail larger than the size of a quarter will be the main concerns.
Tuesday night: Cloudy with a 10% chance of rain & thunderstorms before midnight. Low: 75. Wind: SSE 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with an isolated chance of rain & thunderstorms. High: 88. Wind: S 10-15 mph, with gusts upwards of 20mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Low: 75. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
Thursday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Few strong with heavy rain possible. High: 80. Wind: SE 10-20 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley