Thursday, August 10, 2017

Storm Threat Today with Clear Weather This Weekend

We had a rainy start this morning as heavy showers moved across the Stateline.  Wind shear was fairly high early this morning, and allowed for those light showers from the overnight to build up more during the early hours of the morning.  Behind the rain, sunny skies have been seen, with temperatures in the upper 60°s to low 70°s.  The sun was able to evaporate the cloud cover, and we'll continue to see this break until about 1pm, when a cold front moves in.

The cold front will allow for more showers and some thunderstorms during the afternoon.  We're under a Marginal Risk for severe weather, but the overall severe threat stays low as wind shear will be weak, and the atmosphere will be fairly dry.  The front will move out around 8pm, and we'll clear up for the overnight with temperatures around 60°.

With regards to storm coverage, a few more storms will be seen in our southern counties as the cold front will be more defined the further south you go.  We'll still see thunderstorms along the state line in the northern portion of our viewing area, but more will be seen down south. 

Cloud cover will thicken going into tomorrow as some moisture will linger behind the front.  This will keep temperatures a little cooler for Friday afternoon in the upper 70°s.  High pressure will begin settling in during the weekend, giving us a good amount of sunshine with some cooler temperatures.  It's possible we could see temperatures as cool as the mid 70°s by the time Sunday rolls around.  The high pressure system will fully settle in to start the work week, clearing the skies and giving us lots of sunshine, which will warm us back up into the low 80°s.

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