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Weather Today

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 79. Winds: Light Southeast.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low: 57. Winds: Light South.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny. High: 77. Winds: Northeast 10-15 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015


RECORD HIGH: 89 (1937)
RECORD LOW: 26 (1997)

6:19 a.m.
7:39 p.m.

Temperatures continue to warm into the weekend, and while Saturday will be the pick day, Sunday will be plagued with rain and storm chances.

A mix of sun and clouds are back tomorrow with the same warm air mass in place. Temperatures will remain similar to Friday, mainly in the upper 70s and a few low 80s. Sunday is a different story as two rain makers assault our area. The first is called an MCC (Mesoscale Convective Complex)... or in other words a big blob of rain that typically from in the overnight hours and is fueled by moist southerly winds... which is the case in the morning hours on Sunday. Rain totals could range from a half inch to near 2 inches is some localized areas. After that passes, a cold front will provide rain and thunderstorm chances in the afternoon and evening hours Sunday.

The different from this Sunday's evening event and last Thursday's is that thunderstorms will be "linear", as opposed to individual supercells. In terms of the severe risk, the storm prediction center has us on the northern edge of the Slight Risk area. I believe main threats will be strong winds and localized flooding impacts. But the tornado threat is extremely low to nothing for Sunday afternoon.

Next week will be slightly cooler than average, but highs will still hang on to the low 60s. There are some periodic rain chances, but chances are minimal and thunderstorms even more so.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 70s Saturday;  upper 60s Sunday; and, lower to mid 60s Monday through Friday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid to upper 50s Friday and Saturday night; near 50 Sunday night; and, low to mid 40s Monday through Thursday night.

Thomas Patrick
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

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