PM Update: Potential severe storms tonight, higher risk Sunday afternoon/evening



The weather forecast for the region warns of increased heat and humidity, with temperatures feeling as hot as 100 degrees. There are potential threats of several severe storms that could trickle into the area from the northwest. The combination of heat and humidity are likely to create heat index values around 105 degrees on Sunday, with numerous storms expected to develop after 2 pm which could turn severe with wind gusts over 57 mph.

Record Temperatures and Severe Storms Predicted

The region is experiencing temperatures as high as 100 degrees, with increased heat and humidity arriving after a warm front. There are possible severe storms this evening and pre-dawn hours. Daily weather forecasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Echo, and other options.

Tonight’s Weather

Mostly cloudy with record warm temperatures in mid-70s to near 80 degrees. Possible showers and storms during evening and overnight hours, with weaker ones continuing towards sunrise.

There is potential for severe storms, particularly in areas north of town, with damaging wind gusts. Fog patches may occur near sunrise. Current weather updates can be viewed here.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

High heat and humidity may lead to heat index values around 105 degrees. Severe storms are likely to develop after 2 p.m., with damaging wind gusts over 57 mph as a potent cold front approaches. Temperatures may reach around 95 degrees. Severe weather threats decrease by evening, but conditions need to be monitored till around midnight, especially in areas south and east of town. Pre-dawn breezes from the northwest will lower humidity and help cool temperatures to near 60 to mid-60s.

Weekend Severe Storm Chances

The probability of severe storms is higher on Sunday. A cold front arriving Sunday night offers a pleasant start to our workweek. However, before it arrives, severe storms are anticipated tonight and Sunday.

Remnants of a broken squall line may affect areas north of town from mid-evening to around midnight. Risks include damaging wind gusts over 57 mph, flooding downpours, and brief tornadoes. On Sunday, a line or two of storms may occur from midafternoon until late evening, with similar threats, possibly including large hail, affecting most of the region, particularly along and east of I-95.

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