Update - Sunny weather staves off rain just a little bit longer

We're looking pretty good today, picking up where we left off on Saturday. This time around though we'll be on the lookout for the afternoon shower or storm.

Welcome to Sunday!

We've been in the midst of some pretty good weekend weather following the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea. We'll build on yesterday's high temperatures and creep into the mid 80s this time around. For a while things will look just great, but that old summertime nemesis, the pop-up storm, will be sneaking about in the afternoon.

HPC - Surface Map - Sunday Afternoon

As the warm front lifts north of us, we'll enter a region of increased humidity to go along with those summertime temps. The risk of a pop-up shower or storm pretty-much exists all through the Southeast United States, but the best risk of stronger storms is closer to the cold front to our west and then also in the Southern Appalachians. Point being: You still are going to have a very nice day and most of us are not going to have their afternoon plans impacted by weather. Most of us :-)

The return to the next work-week features more organized showers for us, as that frontal system is pushing the obvious our way.

NAM - Monday Mid-day NAM - Tuesday Mid-day

If it's got to rain, then it might as well be on a Monday, right? Downpours look to be in the mix too, but the severity of any particular storm is tamped down compared to what may be firing today closer to the Mississippi River. You can follow along with the tracking maps below:

Update (5:20pm) - Our "little longer" is about at an end now. Showers and thunderstorms are spreading eastward toward the Big Sandy and the Tug Fork. The strongest cells are actually sparking Severe Thunderstorm Warnings as I type this. The strong elements are gusty winds and the likelihood of small hail. Those storms will be crossing the river on into Wayne County. Folks should be aware their backyard plans will (or should) change at the repeated sound of thunder. You should have a head start on planning because of the lead-time the thunder gives you. Overall, it's a typical thunderstorm event, but the warmth of the day certainly will have put a modest amount of juice in the sky. Feel free to check back on the tracking maps for the latest, and even post what you experience in the comments below :-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!


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