First Alert Forecast: Threat for severe weather Saturday as rain chances increase

Blanche Robertson
April 14, 2019

Sunday will start with mostly cloudy skies and a few scattered showers or drizzle. Thunderstorms will be weakening as they approach the metro, but may still be on the strong side as the arrive with hail and heavy downpours possible.

Strong to near severe caliber storms are forecast east of this area with hail being the primary hazard.

The main storm hazard will be large hail.

The is a tornado watch in effect until 10 a.m.

Severe thunderstorms are making their way across the state, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and possible, isolated flooding. Be sure to secure all loose items.

The National Weather Service is warning pastors to have someone monitor the weather during Sunday services amid heightened risk for damaging tornadoes in parts of the South.

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Expect cool nights and warm afternoons through the middle of next week. The wind will be mild, around 5 to 15 miles per hour. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. High: 66. Wind: NW 10-20 miles per hour. South wind around 5 miles per hour. Clouds will be on the increase as temperatures will go from near 70 into the lower 60s by early Sunday morning. Wind: SE 15-25 miles per hour.

MONDAY: Rain/TStorms possible. High: 60s. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. South wind around 10 miles per hour.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 52.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. High: 78. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour.

The boundary clears the region early Monday morning and the wind will be gusty. High: 75. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour.

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