RIGHT NOW: The radar has been quite active across the area today with numerous showers and thunderstorms in progress. Here's what's happening around 7 PM ET, with most of the strong storms on their way out of the area:
Temperatures are all over the place depending on who is getting wet and who is staying dry. Here's a look at 7 PM ET numbers:
Tonight, most spots will stay dry after midnight with lows in the low and mid 70s.
DRIER AIR COMING IN: The cold front we've been talking about now looks like it will drop well down to our south, meaning drier air will start to filter in starting Friday. Our northern counties will see it first, with the best rain chances Friday along and south of Highway 80. As we head into Saturday and Sunday, rain chances get pushed even further down to the south, as the drier air filters in over much of the area. Temperatures both days should stay in the low to mid 90s.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: The front will remain stalled down to our south as we head into early next week, so we'll keep things relatively dry around here on Monday and Tuesday with a good amount of sunshine each day. Temperatures will be on the way back up, however, with middle 90s across a good part of the area, along with a few upper 90s along the way. Humidity values will slowly be on the increase as well as we get through next week.
NEXT BEST CHANCE OF RAIN: By the middle and end of next week, another disturbance will serve to set off some better rain chances (a 30-40% coverage) by Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will stay warm, with mid to upper 90s possible, especially for those that aren't picking up any rainy weather.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX