Warm & Cloudy Tuesday; Stormy Wednesday

AM Headlines:
  • More clouds, warmer day today
  • Severe Threat Level Low: Strong to severe storms are possible Wednesday
  • Cooler Weekend
Discussion:
Warm and Cloudy Tuesday
A robust system is bringing severe weather across the southern plains this morning. A cold front will press through the southeast through the day today continuing the threat for damaging wind, large hail and tornadoes across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Clouds will fill in throughout the day locally with temps nearing the mid-70s this afternoon.
Severe Threat Wednesday
This cold front will press closer to the Carolinas overnight with showers and a few storms beginning after daybreak Wednesday. A warm front will lift across the area, allowing moisture to stream into the region. Dew points will be in the mid-60s by tomorrow afternoon. If we get any break in cloud cover tomorrow, it could spell trouble with stronger storms possible mid to late afternoon across the region. Damaging wind will be the primary threat, but a tornado two will be possible. As of now, the severe threat level is low, but it may need to be nudged up later today. The timing of these storms will begin by mid-morning and continue through mid to late afternoon. Localized flooding will be possible, especially for any storms that train over the same area. Expect .25-.50″ of rainfall through Thursday morning.
Cooler Weekend
The cold front will move through overnight. A few scattered showers will be possible Thursday with temps reaching the low 70s. Another cold front arriving late Friday will bring cooler temps and even light snow for the mountains. Overnight lows will fall the mid-30s across the region with daytime highs just breaking into the low 60s. It will remain dry through the weekend.