Hot Weekend… Higher Rain Chances Coming… Friday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather has turned rather hot after a cool start to the day. Temperatures as of 4pm are generally in the middle 80s. Expect skies to remain mostly clear through this evening and tonight. Lows will drop into the lower 60s tonight.

Humidity levels will increase over the weekend, with a few scattered storms returning to the area Sunday afternoon and evening. Saturday looks to remain rain-free, with a high around 90. I don’t expect a major rain event on Sunday, but our high resolution models are hinting at a faster moisture return and a better chance of a few afternoon and evening storms. At the moment, the best chance appears south of I-20, but this could change.

Monday through Friday will feature a weak upper air trough parked over the southeast, with very high levels of moisture pulling into the area from the Gulf. This setup really favors a good chance of scattered showers and each afternoon Monday through Friday. You have a chance of getting up to an hour or two of rain each day. I’ve got a 50% risk of rain and storms Monday through Friday. Understand, a 50% chance of rain does not mean… ah, it may or may not rain, I don’t know, lets flip a quarter….(There is a big misconception when it comes to forecasting a 50% rain chance)… A 50% risk of rain and storms is a high percentage chance. This means a good portion of our viewing area will get rain and you have a really good chance of getting a passing downpour at your house. Typically, our rain chance during summer months ranges from 10% to 30%, so a 50% is much higher than the typical summer risk.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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