Tracking above-average heat leading to Friday storms
TODAY: Clouds will slowly fill in this afternoon as temperatures rise to the 60s. With the clouds come scattered showers and storms arriving in our southwest counties around mid-afternoon.
TONIGHT: Clouds fill in overnight, and so do scattered showers and storms. Not much rainfall is expected but hit-and-miss activity persists through the morning. Temperatures hardly fall at all, with temperatures in the upper 50s through early Friday morning thanks to a stout south breeze.
EXTENDED: Severe storms are still in the forecast for our Weather Alert Day on Friday. For details, click here. Non-thunderstorm winds will be sustained around 20-30 mph tomorrow, and gusting up to 50 mph. Temperatures on Friday will surge into the mid-to-upper 70s. Cooler air arrives behind the cold front on Saturday, leaving us with sunshine and highs in the 50s. Sunday looks pleasant, with sunshine and highs rebounding to the 70s. Storm chances return to start next week, with some strong storms possible on Tuesday.