Storm Chances This Afternoon

We certainly hope you’ve soaked in the beautiful weather conditions we’ve had the past few days. Sunshine and lower humidity have made for a comfortable feel, however, another blitz of heat & humidity is on the docket for today, with storm chances this afternoon.

Scorching HOT

A weak cold front is approaching from the northwest this morning, and will take its sweet time making it to our area, not arriving until late this afternoon into this evening.

Out ahead of the front, southwest winds will transport a sultry airmass from the Deep South into the WABBLES community, resulting in a significant rise in heat.

Real-time readings this afternoon will likely achieve the upper 90s, with heat indices pushing north of the century mark.

Storm Chances Follow

When the front finally does arrive, it should provide just enough *umph* in the atmosphere to fire off storm chances this afternoon. The latest HRRR expects these sporadic, robust cells to fire off between late afternoon and early evening:

Although few and far between, any cell that develops could provide quite the punch.

The given ingredients in our atmosphere suggests a few damaging wind gusts could be realized, along with frequent lightning and torrential rain. Thus, the Storm Prediction Center has placed us in a 1/5 on the severe weather risk scale.

COOL Down

Although it won’t be significant, cooler, drier air will filter in out of the north behind the cold front. This will bring highs back down between the upper 80s & low 90s, along with more comfortable humidity, Thursday into Friday.

Enjoy it while you can, folks. Another bout of the sultriness will arrive for the weekend, before another, more powerful cold front brings a return of storm chances Sunday afternoon into the overnight.

That’ll wrap up this morning’s post. As always, keep up with the latest real-time weather info for WABBLES here: @wxornotBG.

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