A cold front will move in and increase our rain chances Saturday, but more so during the afternoon and evening hours. Before the front moves in, temperatures will climb into the upper 70s to lower 80s. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 of 5) for severe weather. A couple of storms may briefly turn strong to severe during the afternoon and evening. Once the front passes, light to moderate rain will continue off and on through the night. The front will push offshore and stall out in the Gulf of Mexico. Passing showers overnight with temperatures in the upper 40s.
Potential Threats: Damaging wind gusts are our main concern, but hail and a tornado cannot be ruled out. Downpours may lead to some brief nuisance flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Overall, the threat for severe weather is low.
Timing: Main window of opportunity for strong to severe storms to develop will roughly be around 2 PM – 7 PM. A few storms may develop before then.
How to Prepare: Be sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. Secure any loose holiday and outdoor decor. Brush up on your severe weather safety plan – know where your safe place is and be sure it is ready for you, your family, and your pets. Know where to go if you will not be home.
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