Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
Updated On: Aug 30 2014 04:05:48 PM CDT
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS AROUND TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
LOCALIZED DOWNPOURS POSSIBLE
VERY WARM AND HUMID THROUGH LABOR DAY
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms. Patchy fog. Lows 63-69. Light wind.
Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Warm and humid. Highs 82-88. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Lows 63-69. Light wind.
Labor Day: Partly cloudy and humid. Isolated t-showers. Highs 84-90. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
A warm and moist flow from the Gulf of Mexico will be contributing to the mugginess that we will feel this weekend. StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking an weather disturbance in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere that will track through the area tonight into our Sunday. This, combined with the heat and humidity in the region, will provide us with scattered showers and storms through Sunday. The chance of rain is around 60 percent, but outdoor plans need not be cancelled as these showers and storms are not expected to be widespread and last all day. Rain chances look highest in the afternoon and evening hours. Keep an eye to the sky, and remember you can keep tabs with us on-the-go with the StormTrack 5 Mobile App or at WCYB.com.
Some lingering showers can be expected as a last wave from this weather system is expected to come in late on Sunday into early Monday morning. Labor Day and Tuesday will still have some isolated showers and thunderstorms around in the afternoon and evening hours, mainly due to the heating of the day. Again, this is not something to cancel your weekend plans over.
We will be tracking a weak cold front heading our way late Tuesday into Wednesday. This will increase our rain chances during that time period.
Come Thursday and Friday, we will still be kept in a warmer than normal weather pattern with a few isolated afternoon and evening storms possible. So even though this is the "unofficial end of the summer season" this weekend, it's going to feel like summer all week long!
Some storms may be on the locally strong side this week with downpours, gusty winds, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
Highs will be in the mid 80s to near 90 through Friday. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s through Friday night.
You can get the latest forecast, radar, and severe weather alerts on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 84°, low 61°.
Meteorologist David Boyd
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