Storm Chances Continue into the Weekend, Severe Threat is Low
Saturday Forecast for July 17th:
A mid level trough of low pressure and a slow moving cold front will keep a boundary over the area for scattered storms and although the severe threat is low, a few storms will contain locally heavy rainfall, possible small hail, and gusty winds.
For today we can expect mostly cloudy skies with a few sunshine peaks in the afternoon ahead of a few scattered storms. Showers and storms will become likely overnight and linger into Sunday morning.
A cold front is likely to hang around this weekend bringing a change in the wind direction from the southwest to the north, as well as several rounds of rain showers and storms. Highs will reach the mid 80s on Saturday and highs Sunday will depend on the timing of the cold front but most likely low to mid 80s. Mostly cloudy skies will be expected. Lows again will fall down to around 70°. If you have outdoor plans this weekend be sure to keep a close eye on the forecast and current weather situation as the weekend gets closer and make sure you stay weather aware. As of now, some gusty storms can be expected but the overall threat for severe weather is low. Storms are expected some come in several ways over the weekend.
Rain showers and storms are expected to linger in the day on Monday as the cold front will stall out. Chances for showers should move out into the day on Tuesday and mostly dry weather and mostly sunny weather is expected for the middle of the week. The winds will come out of the north on Monday and shift to the northeast on Tuesday and out of the east on Wednesday keeping the temperatures down some and the humidity low for the middle of the week as well. Highs on Monday will be in the low 80s and mid 80s is expected in the middle of the week.
Not only are we now officially in tropical storm season, we are still in the middle of our severe weather season. So you need to stay weather aware to changing weather patterns and monitor the forecasts closely. We got you covered in the WBBJ 7 Storm Team Weather Center as always.
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