Becoming warm and muggy, slight severe storm threat Sunday PM

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Sunday: Partly cloudy early, becoming very warm and muggy with a 60% chance of storms arriving in the PM. A few storms could become severe, with gusty winds, heavy rain, and small hail. Winds: SSW 10-15 mph, High: 81 (79-84)

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of storms, weakening to just showers later in the night. Staying very warm and muggy. Winds: SSW 8-12 mph, Low: 64 (60-66)

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of scattered showers and storms. High: 78, Low: 45

Forecast Discussion

It will feel even more muggy once we get into Sunday, especially as the sun comes out. For the first time in months, we have a shot of getting above 80 degrees. All of this heating will set us up for the likely chance of seeing storms develop across the area in this fairly favorable environment. The first storms should develop in the middle of the afternoon, with more expected by the evening. A few of these could become severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain the main threats. Small hail is also possible. These will be slow movers at first, and with our recent wet trend, some locations stuck under a storm with heavy rain could have minor flash flooding issues. We’ll continue to watch as this setup takes shape.

No drop off from the warm and muggy conditions Sunday night, as we stay in the warm sector. A cold front finally arrives Monday, but the timing of this is trending toward the afternoon. As such, highs get back into the upper 70’s with scattered showers and storms.

We do cool down into the 60’s on Tuesday, with a couple of dry days into Thursday. A massive ridge remains over the Southeast into next weekend, keeping us warm while also on the edge of passing storm systems, meaning a slight chance of showers and storms each day as well.

Damon Matson

Damon Matson

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