Thunderstorms on the increase

Good Thursday, everyone. Our pattern is about ready to take a walk on the stormy side as we roll closer to the upcoming weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will be increasing and that increase begins out there today.

Isolated boomers will blow up across the state today with the greatest concentration across the central and west. Your radar tracking tools:

The threat for scattered showers and storms will ramp up as we roll our way into Friday. Here’s the look from the NAM:


Any storm that develops over the next few days will have juicy air to work with. That means some of these may become strong and produce some very heavy rains.

The best threat for strong or severe storms will come this weekend as a strong cold front moves in from the west. This could produce some big time storms around here. Here’s where the front looks to be by Sunday morning:


Cooler air drier air will push in behind that boundary as we hit the first part of next week. Highs should come down into the 70s for a few days before the 80s return for the middle and end of next week.

Have a great day and take care.

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