Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Rain, Possible Severe Storms this Weekend

TIMELINE | Strong storms expected this weekend Rain, Possible Severe Storms this Weekend
Melinda Barton | 15 April, 2018, 22:43

This would create more instability and allow for storm activity to increase just a bit.

This system has produced several tornadoes over the past couple of days across the deep-south, and while it is expected to weaken, our atmosphere is potent enough to support severe weather during the day Sunday. SE LA and S MS are under a slight risk to enhanced risk of severe storms. Flooding is listed as a lesser threat, with the exception of localized flooding from periods of heavy rain. The better chance for rain will come at some point Sunday. And the behind this weather system Monday, temperatures will be in the 40s early in the day and only warm into the upper 50s Monday afternoon!

We will see plenty of sun on Sunday, but it will be windy and MUCH COOLER! Highs temperatures only recover into the mid 60s. It will be nice weather for the festivals, but you will want to wear dark colors and a jacket to keep warm!

As we head through the evening, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms will track from west to east across the state. A few lingering showers possible through the afternoon. "As of Saturday evening, 1.07" of rain has fallen in Lubbock at the airport in 2018. The wind will be in from the south, up to about 20 miles per hour, pulling in the warmer air.

Sunset: 8:13 p.m.

About three-quarters of an inch of rain is forecast. Watch for broken tree limbs and other debris.* Outlook.Benign winds for Tuesday and Wednesday.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event.

Monday looks like a cool and sunny April day. Meanwhile the forecast surface map at 8 pm (right panel) shows the cold front with its associated low pressure centers barging eastward across the Appalachian mountains.

Wed: High: 68 Low: 47 Sunny and breezy.