WATCH: Storms bring heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning Friday night
FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE:
Authorities are telling people to stay home as heavy rains have brought flooding many parts of our area.
The StormTrack 9 team says lightning is also an issue across the area.
A warm, humid air mass along with a stalled front to our north should keep our viewing area in an unsettled weather pattern through the weekend. So, periods of scattered storms at times each day.
BETTER SHOWER AND STORM CHANCES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
An increased flow from the Gulf along with a stalled front to our north puts us in an unsettled weather pattern through the start of the weekend. On Friday, we could have more frequent periods of showers and storms moving through both morning and again afternoon. Not an all day wash out, but increasing chances during the later afternoon and evening. Like Thursday, the risk of widespread severe storms remains low. But, a few storms could produce some strong wind gusts, heavy downpours, lightning and even small hail. Showers and t-showers could affect area high school football games. At the very least, fields could be very wet from earlier downpours. As always, we will keep you updated!
Saturday should have a similar weather pattern. Cloudy and humid most of the day with highs in the low/mid 80s. While not raining all day, mainly periodic showers and storms at times. Severe threat level is about the same as Friday. Rainfall amounts for Friday and Saturday could be in the 1"-2" range. Rainfall totals through Sunday (Friday through Sunday) could exceed 2" in many areas locally.
STALLED FRONT LINGERS NORTH
The stalled front remains parked to our north Sunday. So, again, mainly some scattered afternoon and evening t-showers, otherwise cloudy and humid with highs in the mid 80s. By Monday, that stalled front lifts away to the north as a warm front. What does this mean for us? Well, it just keeps our viewing area in an unsettled weather pattern where mainly some afternoon and evening t-showers could again develop. Afternoon highs again in the mid 80s.
DRIER BY NEXT WEEK?
It's possible! An approaching cold front could keep a chance for scattered showers and storms in our forecast on Tuesday. Drier air could move in behind the front Tuesday Night and Wednesday. This could finally bring an end to the soggy weather pattern and return some sunshine for Wednesday. The drier air could also lead to some cooler mornings late next week as projected low temperatures could be in the lower 60s. We will continue to keep an eye on that!
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team!