Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Nice day on tap in Orlando, but severe weather possible this weekend

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          Tornado Watch issued for parts of Central Texas        Tornado watches are issued when favorable conditions exist for tornadoes to form LOCAL Tornado Watch issued for parts of Central Texas Tornado watches are issued when favorable conditions exist for tornadoes to form
Sherri Watson | 14 April, 2018, 03:26

A powerful cold front and low-pressure system could bring severe weather to the Charlotte area Sunday afternoon.

Tracking a developing storm system that impacts us on Saturday on WBRC FOX6 News at Noon.

Dani Galloway, Department of Public Works director, said residents can begin to park on the neutral ground and sidewalks beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and ending 8 p.m. Saturday.

"This time yesterday, we had some cloud cover across our area - not seeing any of that, though, this morning", Gardner said.

Light snow is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning with very minor accumulations possible north of Kansas City.

Thursday's strong southerly flow will pump even warmer air into the region with highs soaring into the 70s.

Today: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5pm.

High Fire danger will increase behind the dry line along with strong W/SW winds of 20-30 miles per hour. Winds may gust as high as 31 miles per hour. NOAA's Weather Prediction Center (WPC) also has a Slight Risk of excessive rainfall posted for our area. We are expecting hey strong line of thunderstorms to move in from the west during the early morning hours on Saturday. However, with the recent rain and snow yesterday, along with the clearing skies overnight, valley fog is likely to form Friday morning. The combination of warm, humid air in place, strong winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere and the strong cold front will lead to a risk of isolated severe storms with a primary risk of wind gusts to 60 miles per hour.

The latest forecast calls for the rain to enter western Arkansas around 4 p.m. and push into central Arkansas between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday. Keep an eye on your WECT Weather App Sunday into Sunday night! Otherwise turning mostly cloudy with a high of about 39.

Scattered mountain snow and valley rain will stick around Tuesday, with temperatures topping out only in the 30's and low 40's.