Severe storm chance tonight- cooling weekend

“Temperatures will be pretty warm, especially compared to what weve seen but it will be windy, ” said Sara Pampreen, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake. Highs will be in the lower 80s. As a cold front and dryline move through, scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop into the afternoon. This is all ahead of a vigorous storm system pulling into the upper Great Plains. At the same time the upper pattern will be very active helping to enhance the development of thunderstorms.

If you have outdoor plans Saturday it would be best to have an indoor alternative as storms are likely early followed by some showers through the afternoon. A few light showers or sprinkles push through as a warm front lifts north, but skies dry out for the rest of Thursday. On Saturday, the storms will continue to shift east with the highest possibility of severe weather being along the Gulf Coast and in Alabama. Gusts as strong or stronger than 50 miles per hour are possible throughout the afternoon that can easily toss around loose objects outside. But an isolated tornado or two will be possible as well.

In addition to the severe weather risk we may also see some areas pick up heavy rainfall, particularly across Louisiana/Arkansas.

If strong storms impact Hilton Head Island and the RBC Heritage, it would not be until after 5 p.m.

As the work week ended, the Kansas City area was bracing for the chance of severe weather. Expect chilly morning with lows in the 40s Monday through Wednesday (with the coldest morning likely being Tuesday). There’s a warming trend going on throughout the weekend.

By early Saturday, the winds will have diminished and skies will clear. The app download is completely free!

A blanket of grey clouds hangs over the Virginia Beach Oceanfront


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