Friday, June 13, 2014

Less Rainfall into the Weekend

By Jay Grymes & Steve Caparotta

WAFB Storm Team QuickCast:
- clearing continues this evening
- hot & mostly-dry for Saturday
- hot & humid, isolated afternoon t-showers for Father’s Day

It sure was a messy first half of the day, with thunderstorms, gusting winds, small hail and locally heavy downpours around much of the WAFB viewing area. The stormy weather was courtesy of a squall line/outflow boundary generated by a southeast bound disturbance that moved through the region. By the afternoon, the weather was settling down for most WAFB neighborhoods, but only after rains of up to 1” to 2” in places, minor wind damage in spots, and reports of power outages.

While the big rains are over, a few neighborhoods could still get a sprinkle during the late afternoon and early evening hours as a weak, quasi-stationary front lingers over the lower Mississippi Valley. But for most of us, this should be a fairly nice Friday evening.

Skies should become fair overnight with a mild sunrise for Saturday morning with lows in the upper 60°s to low 70°s across the viewing area. We’ll go with partly cloudy skies for Saturday afternoon and highs in the low 90°s for the BR metro area. We can’t rule out a spotty shower on Saturday afternoon, but the vast majority of us will stay dry.

For Father’s Day, we’ll bring in a 20% to 30% rain chance - - mainly the afternoon variety - - with otherwise partly cloudy skies and highs again up around 90° or so. All in all, Sunday should cooperate for all of the fathers, with a decent morning for the golf game and just a scattering of mainly short-lived showers in the afternoon for the grilling time. 

Our forecast for next week reads like a “copy & paste” repeater: morning lows in the low 70°s and afternoon highs in the low 90°s under partly cloudy skies with isolated afternoon showers.

Nothing to talk about in the tropics … so enjoy the hot weekend … 
and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Granddads and Great Granddads!

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