After a very warm day in the 90s — and a few triple digits — this will be leading parts of the state to see a few chances of showers and thunderstorms developing later this evening and into the overnight hours. There is a threat of some of these storms becoming severe — 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail may be possible– the biggest threat will be in the east and south central regions with a marginal risk. Along with rain showers in the overnight hours, lows are expected to be in the 60s. As we head into the weekend — scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast, but the temperatures will be in the 80s — so a tad bit cooler than what we saw today. Then by the start of the new work week will be in the 80s and stay relatively dry, just maybe a few showers are possible at this point. An average high temperature is in the mid 80s and lows in the lower 60s.
Friday night, a light wind, from the southeast then shifting northwest, and lows in the 60s. Skies are likely to be mostly cloudy with a marginal threat of severe thunderstorms in the south central region– overnight storms are possible. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
Saturday, skies should stay mostly dry with the exception of a few evening thunderstorms, but with a few to a partly cloudy sky. Winds west at 5-10 mph. Highs in the 80s.
Saturday night, a few clouds with a west wind at 1-8 mph. Lows around 60 degrees. A few early thunderstorms may be possible.
Sunday, partly cloudy sky with on and off rain showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s and a west wind shifting northwest at 5-15 mph.
Sunday night, a partly cloudy sky with a chance of rain possible. Winds northwest and light.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team