Monday Morning: Showers and storms are likely today; Active weather pattern for now

Weather

StormTracker Morning Forecast…

An upper-level trough, passing disturbances, and Gulf moisture will lead to higher rain chances for the next several days. Rainfall totals look to be between 2-3″ in the coming days with locally higher amounts. Saharan dust is set to arrive later this week, which could lead to lower rain chances and less cloud cover this weekend. We will have to monitor for lower air quality. Hazy skies and vivid sunrises and sunsets are likely. The tropics are expected to stay quiet. Stay tuned.

Today: We will see a few passing showers and storms this morning before rain coverage begins to increase throughout the morning and afternoon. Some storms may be strong or marginally severe. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire area under a marginal risk (threat level 1 out of 5) for severe weather today. The main threat would be damaging wind, but with any storms that develop today will have the potential to produce gusty wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and perhaps even small hail. We cannot completely rule out a spin-up tornado or two. Keep in mind, with any stronger storm, rainfall amounts could easily exceed 2″. It will not be an all-day washout, but rain coverage will be quite high today. Rain chance is 70%. High temperatures will depend on how quickly rain pops up today. All in all, expect highs in the 80s, but it will feel much warmer.

Marginal Risk for strong to severe storms today

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers overnight and early Tuesday. Low near 74.

Tuesday: Numerous showers and storms are likely. It won’t be an all-day washout, but rain coverage will be on the higher side. Rain chance is around 70-80%. Any storm that develop will have the potential to produce gusty wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and perhaps even small hail. Heavy rain may lead to nuisance flooding in low-lying areas. High temperatures in the mid 80s. Overnight temperature near 73. Showers are likely overnight and into early Wednesday.

Wednesday: Numerous to widespread showers and storms. Rain chance is around 80-90%. Any storm that develop will have the potential to produce gusty wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and perhaps even small hail. Keep in mind, with any stronger storm, rainfall amounts could easily exceed 1-2″. It will not be an all-day washout, but rain coverage will be quite high. High near 85.

Thursday: Another day with scattered to numerous showers and storms. Rain chance is around 60%-70%. Heavy rain will be possible once again. High temperature near 87.

Friday: Rain chances will begin to taper as the trough begins to exit the region. Rain chance is around 30%. High near 90.

Weekend: Lower rain chances around 30%. Highs in the lower 90s.

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Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
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Wind
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Precip
10%
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