FRIDAY: With the front still nearby – scattered showers and storms are expected to flare up once again through the afternoon hours amid variably to mostly cloudy skies. Coverage of rain may be a bit more robust than Thursday’s coverage, but generally, highest opportunity remain near and south of I-20. Highs will still manage the middle 80s.
WEEKEND PLANNER: A weak low looks to move over the area through Saturday morning – yielding higher chances for showers and storms that will tend to fade through the late afternoon hours in some areas as the low begins to lift farther north. Highs will top out in the lower to middle 80s. Rain and storms become more prevalent through Sunday as our ‘squeeze play’ set-up begins to move into play with highs near 80.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Our squeeze play scenario with an upper disturbance to our west and an upper ridge to our east will help ignite better chances for rain and storms. While it may not rain all day long – be ready for heavy pockets of rain, gusty winds and lightning. Highs will stay in the 80s into the start of next week. Localized flooding concerns may become an issue by early next week with the continual opportunities for rain. Rain coverage will begin to taper off to more seasonable hit and miss storms by the end of the week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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