Watching for Severe Storms Monday Night

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SUNDAY NIGHT: Showers will push off to the east, although we’ll bet there will be some drizzle still left behind with some patchy fog by morning.  Don’t look for clouds to clear out much as temperatures stay near the mid 50s overnight.

MONDAY: Warmer and more humid air should surge back into the region as southerly winds develop. We expect highs into the 70s. There could be a few isolated showers and storms during the day, but the bulk of the action holds off till the evening/overnight hours.

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MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY MORNING: Severe thunderstorms are possible areawide with the best chances along and north of US-82.  Storms will form between 6PM and 9PM, with the best window of opportunity for severe storms between 9PM and 3AM.  We’ll still see the potential for a few lingering severe storms through 6AM.

The main threat will be for damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.  The tornado threat remains a little uncertain as it will heavily depend on how the atmosphere destabilizes on Monday during the day, and how storms are able to form and interact.  Storms that form in a more linear fashion will help limit the tornado threat to more spin-ups along the line, but if a storm or two can remain isolated, that will help increase the potential for tornadoes.

We’ll continue to monitor the threat in the coming 24 hours and bring you the latest.  All in all, it’s a good idea to be weather aware Monday Night, and to make sure you have at least 2 ways to get weather warnings.

TUESDAY: Most of our Election Day should be OK, assuming early morning storms can exit to the east. A partly cloudy day may unfold with mild highs in the 70s.

WEDNESDAY: A mostly sunny sky will help us get into the upper 60s.

THURSDAY – WEEKEND: It looks to be a bit messy out there as rain comes back Thursday.  Rain will likely continue Thursday Night into Friday before things start to clear out Friday Night.  Behind the system, we’re expecting some cool air to push in.  Next weekend will be brisk with highs in the upper 50s.

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