"The threat for severe storms will decrease some over the weekend," Elwell said, “but we will likely pick up some much needed rainfall over the next 72 hours.”
Despite the recent dry conditions, there could be some flash flooding if the rain falls too hard, too fast, Elwell said.
The weather pattern change also is forecast to hold temperatures into the upper 70s this weekend.
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- Humidity and storms arrive Friday
- Isolated strong to severe storms possible (hail and wind)
- Rounds of showers, storms this weekend
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Friday: It will be warm, breezy and muggy with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The first round will move through in the morning and may bring gusty winds and heavy rain during the commute, mainly between 7 and 9 a.m. A lull in activity is expected through midday, when temperatures will climb into the lower 80s with increased humidity. Isolated showers and storms begin to develop during the afternoon with a more significant line coming through during the evening Damaging wind gusts will be possible with the strongest storms late in the day.
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Saturday: Expect on and off showers and storms through the day. While there will be some dry time, rain may be heavy at times. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.
Sunday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a continued threat for passing showers and storms. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.
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Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies will start the day with scattered showers and storms redeveloping during the afternoon. Highs will be a bit higher, climbing into the middle 80s.
Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures rising into the middle 80s. There will be a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm.
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