Storms Sunday and Monday


FATHERS DAY: Scattered showers and storms continue early this afternoon and the potential for them will remain through the evening hours.  We’ll also be watching for a line of strong thunderstorms to move in from the northwest this afternoon after 3PM.  These storms will push through and exit by 10PM.  Some of these storms could have gusty winds in excess of 60mph, frequent lightning and torrential rainfall which could cause localized flooding in places.  We’ll see more scattered showers and thunderstorms after this line rolls through tonight.

SUNDAY NIGHT: After the initial line of storms moves through, we’ll keep the chance for rain with perhaps a few bolts of lightning and claps of thunder.  We will have to watch for more redevelopment along the weak cold front that is pushing through.  This would occur most likely after midnight through the day on Monday.

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MONDAY: Showers and thunderstorms are again expected as our weak cold front finally starts to push through.  Some of these storms could have gusty winds and heavy rainfall.  It looks as if we’ll clear things out as early as Monday at lunch for areas close to the Tennessee border, with the chance for showers and storms lasting through Monday evening into the Golden Triangle region.  The front should clear through by Monday Night helping to bring in some drier air.  Look for temperatures in the mid 80s on Monday.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY: As of now, we’ll stick with partly cloudy skies, but we could see some showers and thunderstorms move in pending on what happens with Invest 93L, a tropical disturbance located near the Yucatan Peninsula Sunday afternoon.  There are a few scenarios in play here.  If 93L heads straight west, we’ll keep our forecast as is.  If it curves more north and heads towards Texas or perhaps Louisiana/Mississippi, that will help to push showers and storms from south to north Tuesday-Wednesday into our area.  If 93L heads for Florida, we may still see more clouds, but we would perhaps have a better shot at keeping drier weather here.  The one safe bet with this system is that wherever it goes, it will bring heavy rain and flooding with it along the Gulf Coast and inland.  Hurricane Hunters are on standby waiting for this system to better organize before they investigate it.

THURSDAY – WEEKEND: We will look for more showers and thunderstorms late this week into the weekend.  If 93L does impact our area, we could look at more widespread showers and storms rather than typical summertime pop-up showers and storms.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on the forecast and fine-tuning it in the hours and days to come.