After a very welcome rain-free day Wednesday under warm sunshine, Thursday brings the rain chance back to the area which will linger into Friday as well.
A couple of weak disturbances will move over the area Thursday and combine with a warm, humid air mass to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. The chance of rain starts on the lower side early in the day and increases to 50% by the afternoon to early evening before decreasing later Thursday evening. While I do not expect widespread severe weather, a couple isolated strong storms with hail, wind gusts and frequent lightning are possible Thursday after highs reach near 80.
Friday will bring a mixed bag of weather again with some sun possible along with a good scattering of showers or thunderstorms. I expect the highest rain chance to occur later in the evening ahead of a cold front sinking south. We have the chance of rain at 70% for this reason but much of the day’s rain chance will hover in the 40% to 50% range prior to this late day batch moving in.
Severe weather again will be very isolated to a couple of stronger storms with hail, wind gusts, lightning and heavy downpours. Highs on Friday in the upper 70s.
Saturday looks to stay mostly cloudy with occasional light showers or drizzle into early afternoon before drying out. It will be breezy and turning cooler with highs in the 60s to near 70. Sunday brings a partly sunny day with low humidity and highs in the upper 60s!!
A welcome pattern change arrives Sunday through Wednesday as we see a rare string of dry days. It appears the pattern will turn more active late next week “again”.