Scattered storms expected by late Saturday

Posted at 7:37 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 20:37:49-04

A cold front is expected to spark scattered storms during the latter half of the day on Saturday, but unfortunately, a cool down isn’t in our forecast.

Saturday’s forecast

We’ll start the day on Saturday with at least a little bit of sunshine before watching the dark clouds build to our west during the afternoon. We may see a few showers during the morning, but the best chance of rain will come during the afternoon and evening time frame. The day won’t be washout, but there is likely to be some thunder and lightning in the storms later in the day.

A weak cold front will be falling apart as it moves into the region, but it is forecast to produce a line of storms as it moves into our area. As the line of storms moves through, it may deliver a glancing blow of some slightly cooler air—low 70s. Unfortunately, we’ll miss out on any significantly cooler air.

Sunday’s forecast

Another round of some rain will have the chance to develop on Sunday morning, but it is expected to clear out by the afternoon. By that point, the atmosphere will likely have exhausted itself, so we’ll be looking at clearing conditions and maybe even some sunshine by that point. Expect a high in the mid- to upper 80s.

Overall, there are likely to be plenty of areas that see no rain at all, and flooding—like what was experienced last weekend—is not expected.

Next week

The weather pattern will favor at least some isolated showers nearly every day next week. However, it looks like Monday and Tuesday will only favor rain along the coast.