04/09 – Brantly’s “Scattered Storms Today, Severe Threat Tonight” Friday Forecast

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible across the area through much of the day today, with the best chances along the coast. An active weather period is expected, culminating in a strong squall line sweeping through the area late Friday night into Saturday.

While some of the storms today could be severe, the greatest threat of severe weather will come late tonight and early Saturday morning as a squall line rolls through. Tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail are all possibilities.

Heavy rainfall will also be a concern, but more so as the line moves through the area. Depending on the speed of this system, slow movement could set up the potential for some heavy rainfall. Streaks of 3 to 6 inches of rain could occur. If it happens in less than 2 hours, we may see some flash flooding. The most likely timing of this potential is probably early morning hours to just after daylight Saturday. Rain should be coming to an end before Saturday afternoon.

Going into Sunday we will see improving conditions following an active Saturday, with weak high pressure building in from the northwest. Temperatures are expected to remain above seasonal norms through the middle of next week, although with a cold front poised to move across the area, a slight cool-off is in store for the forecast area – at least for a couple of days.

As far as temperatures go, highs today mainly in the upper 70s to near 80, lows tonight range from the lower to mid 60s, then slightly cooler on Saturday with highs mainly in the mid 70s.

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