Yellow Alert Update: severe storms probable

As of late this morning, severe weather still remains probable across our region. Showers and storms that we have been tracking this morning have slowly dried up as they worked their way locally creating a bit more cloud cover, but abundant sunshine behind them will help fuel storms later today.

This afternoon, we are still looking at isolated thunderstorms popping across our region before a better chance for scattered storms and strong storms arrives this evening and tonight. Regardless, storms this afternoon will still have a chance to be strong with gusty winds, small hail, and a brief tornado. The individual cells will remain as the best chance for rotation this afternoon, but a spin up will still be possible later today and early tonight. Rain with these storms may also be heavy at times with limited visibility on area roadways, as well as pooling and ponding. Storm chances will continue into midnight tonight before our severe threat diminishes afterwards. A cold front will swing through late tonight and storms will end from west to east before we turn much more comfortable for Monday. Temperatures will also be something to watch this afternoon for high heat.

The Heat Advisory will go into effect this afternoon as temperatures climb near 90 and feel like the mid and upper 90s with the muggy conditions in place. Grab the extra bottle of water outdoors today, and also be weather aware as the day progresses for any thunderstorms. Stick with the First Alert Weather Team for the rest of today for updates on any severe warnings.