Mixed Bag Sunday…Nicer Monday

Looks like we have a mixed bag of weather on tap for this Sunday.  Tomorrow/Memorial Day should be nicer for all!

As of early this morning, rain continues to slide through the Mid State on a west-to-east path.  The severe storms from Saturday have ended for now.  What’s falling now and what will continue to fall this morning will be just beneficial rain — not storms.  Here’s a look at 4WARN Live Doppler Radar as of 4:30am…

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The wider view shows the shield of rain extends all the way back into Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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As that rain slides eastward, it’ll gradually end from west to east this morning.  Look at the latest timing for that to happen.

With rain in place now, it’s mild and humid.

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It’s also cloudy across the entire area.

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Once the rain ends later this morning, clouds will gradually break apart, letting through some sunshine.  Temperatures will then warm in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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Late this afternoon and this evening, a few showers and thunderstorms will likely redevelop as a cold front pushes down into the Mid State.  The question is — how strong will they become?  Right now, we’re maintaining the 4WARN Weather Alert to convey the message that a couple storms could become severe, producing damaging wind and hail.  Most however will not.  Most storms that develop will just be routine/run of the mill, with downpours, lightning, thunder, and brief gusty wind.  SO….ensure you remain weather aware if you’re outdoors this afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has our area just in a Marginal Threat for severe weather for today and tonight.  On a scale of 1 to 5, that’s a level 1 (lowest) threat.

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A few thunderstorms will linger through the overnight, before exiting to the southeast tomorrow.

Tomorrow, temperatures will be similar, although the warm-up during the morning will be faster that today….and I expect a little more sunshine from top to bottom through the day.  The rain chance (30%) will primarily be for our southeastern counties.

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We’re now just 30 minutes away from Channel 4 News Today!  This morning, it airs between 5am and 6:30am.  I’ll have an update on the rain, our storm chances for later today, and the weather this week.  Alan Frio will share the latest news developments from overnight.  We hope you join us!

DT

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