Any storms on Thursday may be on the stronger side
After a morning round of storms moving through the FOX 23 viewing area, the afternoon fared off on a quieter note. The sun poked out, and highs rose into the 80s and even low-90s for some.
We cannot rule out an isolated storm or two on Wednesday evening. However, that will likely be the exception to the rule. Skies should be partly cloudy overnight and into Thursday morning with lows in the 60s. Again, an isolated overnight storm cannot be ruled out, but the overall odds are low.
An upper-level disturbance arrives on Thursday. This brings the chance to see a few scattered storms. The best chance for storms appears to be in the northern sections of the viewing area, with chances decreasing farther south. The lowest storm chance is in the bootheel.
Storms are possible for most of the day, but it likely won’t be raining at every point. Chances drop off late Thursday.
Any storms that fire may be on the strong to severe side. The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost everyone in the FOX 23 coverage area (except the bootheel) under a “Slight” risk for severe weather. Damaging winds, large hail, and a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Aside from the chance for storms, it should be a very warm day. Forecast highs are well above average, in the upper-80s to low-90s.
While Friday may give us relief from storms, a cold front arrives on Saturday which brings us another round. Behind that front, temperatures will tumble, setting us up for a cool Sunday.
-Meteorologist Malcolm Byron