We’re starting off the day much warmer than what we did yesterday. It will be warm and muggy with some showers pushing into the area for the second half of the day. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s throughout the day under mostly cloudy skies. We could see a pop-up shower at any point in the day, but the best chance to see some scattered showers and thunderstorms will be after around 12 o’clock this afternoon through the late evening hours.
Today through this evening, the Storm Prediction Center has placed our area of the Gulf Coast and a large portion under the Southeast under a marginal risk for severe weather which is a level one out of five on their scale. While the storm coverage will not be all that high, mainly isolated to scattered storms, any strong or severe storms that do form will likely have the rest for some gusty winds although a tornado cannot be ruled out. The overall severe risk is pretty low but something to keep in mind on what is historically a busy travel day ahead of Thanksgiving. Rain chances are up to about 60% for today, but drop to just 20% heading into Thanksgiving Day.
Heading into the weekend, another round of showers and thunderstorms will move in on Saturday with rain coverage increasing on Sunday. The main thunderstorm activity will happen on Sunday ahead of a very strong cold front. That cold front will drop our temperatures down significantly and push much drier air into our region. High temperatures on Monday and Tuesday will be in the 50s with overnight lows dropping to the lower 30s close to freezing.