4/13 – Rob Martin’s “Late-Night Storms” Wednesday Evening Forecast
We remain under a “slight” risk (level 2 of 5) for severe storms this evening and tonight. Although the main line isn’t expected until after 9 PM, the pre-frontal environment could trigger some scattered thunderstorms by late-afternoon and evening, particularly in our western areas.
The main line arrives in the 9-11 PM time frame, with strong wind gusts and hail the main threats. The front will not race through, and heavy rain could linger overnight to early morning Thursday. Those with beach or boating plans early Thursday could encounter thunderstorms lingering along the coastline at this time.
The front clears out by mid-morning Thursday, leaving behind a decent afternoon. We’ll drop into the upper 50s Thursday night with briefly lower humidity, but we’re back to a southeasterly flow off the gulf by Friday, so expect upper 70s that afternoon.
The front drifts back north toward the coastline over the weekend. Although severe weather is not expected, some widespread showers and thunderstorms are likely, particularly on Saturday. It’ll be warm both days with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, depending on cloud cover.