Showers and thunderstorms will be back with us again this afternoon as a weak area of low pressure continues to provide lift across the region. Some of the storms could produce weak funnel clouds again but the threat for strong tornadoes is low. We’ll hang onto the storm chances through Saturday but right now Sunday appears dry. We could be talking about heat advisories/headlines for next week…again. The latest details in your forecast below. Have a great Friday!
Folks in Lee county saw plenty of rainfall yesterday from the storms that formed during the afternoon hours. Doppler radar estimates some central portions of the county may have picked up over 2 inches of rainfall! Meanwhile the rest of us remained dry with more sunshine that originally anticipated which pushed highs well into the middle 80s.
We’ll bring back the shower and thunderstorm chances today with scattered coverage expected again so not everyone will see the rain. Those that see the storms will see brief heavy rainfall, frequent lightning and perhaps some small hail. Funnel clouds will remain possible again this afternoon but most of the time these do not reach the ground as the atmospheric dynamics are not supportive for strong tornadoes. Highs will be cooler if more clouds are seen with 80s expected.
Tonight any storms leftover during the evening hours will move out leaving partly cloudy conditions and lows in the middle 60s.
Storm chances continue into the first part of our weekend with the cooler temperatures sticking around with highs in the lower 80s. Sunday looks to remain dry with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 80s.
The heat returns next week along with periodic clusters of thunderstorms. We may see heat advisories/headlines by the middle of the week. Stay tuned!