Hot temperatures for the weekend, storm chances increasing

A steady south flow will keep high levels of moisture in the forecast through the holiday weekend. Meanwhile, air temperatures will be soaring into the low 90s both today and for Saturday. Add that with the high moisture content and heat indices could be approaching 100-102 degrees Saturday afternoon. Stay safe and hydrated if you have to be outdoors for an extended period of time tomorrow.

A slow-moving cold front will begin to work in from the northwest on Sunday, with a developing low pressure system moving across the lower-plains. With the warm and moist air mass currently in place, this front will provide enough lift to produce scattered thunderstorms, especially heading through Sunday night. This front will slowly move across the area on Memorial Day and stall over the area through Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. This front, along with upper-level impulses, will keep scattered thunderstorms in the forecast each and every day through next Wednesday. Rainfall totals could be in the 1-2 inch range, with isolated higher amounts where the heaviest of storms track. Severe weather chances will be low, but some of the strongest storms could contain gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning. Higher severe weather probabilities should stay to our north, closer to the low pressure area, on Sunday.