StormTracker Morning Forecast…A trough, an approaching front, tropical moisture, and passing disturbances will lead to higher rain chances for the next few days. Rainfall totals look to be between 1-3″ in the coming days with locally higher amounts. Saharan dust is set to arrive later this week. Hazy or milky skies and vivid sunrises and sunsets are likely. The tropics are expected to stay quiet. While the dust will bring colorful sunrises and sunsets, it will likely lead to some lower air quality. Stay tuned.
Today: We could see a few passing showers and storms late this morning before rain coverage increases this 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. Also, the Weather Prediction Center has placed our area under a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 out of 4) for excessive rainfall. The main threat would be damaging wind and heavy rain; however, any storm will have the potential to produce gusty wind, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. 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 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.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers overnight and early Wednesday. Low near 72.
Wednesday: Numerous to widespread showers and storms. Rain chance is around 70-80%. Any storm that develops will have the potential to produce gusty wind, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather and excessive rainfall/flash flooding. Damaging wind and heavy rain would be the potential threats; however, a brief spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out. 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%. Heavy rain will be possible once again. Skies will start to become a bit hazy. High temperature near 87.
Friday: Rain chances will begin to taper as the trough begins to exit the region and dust moves into the Gulf region. Rain chance is around 20%. High near 90. We will have to watch for lower air quality. If you have respiratory issues, this may impact you. Hazy skies and vivid sunrises and sunsets are likely. Stay tuned.
Weekend: Hot and hazy. Lower rain chances around 20% on Saturday and 30% on Sunday. Highs in the lower 90s.
Monday: Rain chance is around 40%. High temperatures near 90.