Several rounds of rain and storms are expected this weekend, and Saturday is a possible First Alert Weather Day.
Temperatures will be mild this evening, and clouds should fill back in overnight. We’ll stay in the 60s this evening with lows dropping into the 55-60° range Saturday morning. The first round of heavy rain develops after 6a Saturday.
A few rumbles of thunder possible with this as well as wind gusts to 40 mph, but the higher severe threat will remain closer to the Gulf Coast. Steadier rain should wrap up by lunchtime with only an isolated shower/storm for the afternoon.
Highs Saturday will push to near 70°. The next round of storms will develop to our west in MS during Saturday afternoon/evening.
These storms would track into the Valley late Saturday…likely not until the 9p-Midnight time frame for the Shoals.
Strong wind gusts and hail would be possible with these storms, but Gulf convection may once again limit the severe potential in the Valley. Those storms will track east across the Valley into the early morning hours of Sunday. The potential for a spin-up tornado appears low with this system.
Skies will be cloudy Sunday, and we’ll likely see another round of heavy rain through the day. You may hear some thunder, but the strong storm potential will be rather low across the Valley by Sunday afternoon. Highs will be cooler, staying in the low/mid 60s. Another round of showers is possible mid/late next week followed by even cooler conditions. Highs could be limited to the upper 40s by next weekend.
-Meteorologist David Ernst