News 40 Weather Forecast
Turning Steamy With Possible Severe Weather
It’s Wednesday, the bridge to the weekend comes with some noticeable changes, starting with humidity. Conditions are turning steamy, and with that there’s also the chance for storms, a few of these storms could be strong to severe. You’ll want to stay vigilant of the weather this afternoon and evening. Let’s talk about the risks and timing of these storms.
There is a SLIGHT(category 2 out of 5) risk of severe weather for the entire viewing area. This means that there is a possibility for a few isolated to scattered storms in the area. As these storms press in, the potential for very strong downbursts and hail will be present. Along with an isolated tornado risk.
Latest guidance suggests that a few spotty showers and storms may be possible mid to late morning, but the severe threat increases around 2pm. The atmosphere may be ripe for any storm development, and there’s a decent chance a few storms could reach severe criteria given the surface instability. Dew points will range anywhere between the upper 60s to low 70s later today. This will make it easy to sweat but also provide the fuel for these storms. Temperatures climb into the upper 80s.
The severe weather threat carries into Thursday, the risk is isolated. Beyond Thursday, temperatures stay hot through the first half of the weekend. A late week cold front will provide scattered rain and storm chances into Sunday.
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