Severe storms possible Sunday afternoon

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Prepare for a Weather AWARE Sunday with the threat of severe weather in the afternoon.

Here is the latest forecast information from the WATE Storm Team

It looks like we will see a few spotty showers in the morning, followed by a variably cloudy, windy and warm afternoon.

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Potential for atmosphere to ‘destabilize’

If we see some sunshine, this will “destabilize” the atmosphere and increase the threat for severe weather during the afternoon and evening hours. 

For now, damaging wind gusts appear to be our biggest threat, but there could also be some tornadoes as well. Check our forecasts often for updates on the storm potential.

Please don’t be scared, but be prepared and know where you should go to stay safe if any warnings are issued. 

Don’t be scared, be prepared

Another concern will be the strong southerly “steering” winds. Any storms that do develop will see a quick forward speed from south to north. This means once any warning are issued, you will need to take precautions quickly as the storms could be traveling at around 40-50 mph.

The cold front responsible for the rain and storms will move east of the region Sunday night and usher in some cooler and drier air to start the work week.

Storms bring cooler temps Monday

Monday will be much cooler with highs only in the upper 50s to lower 60s, but after some early cloud cover, we should see some afternoon sun.

Lows Monday night will drop off into the upper 30s-lower 40s, but for now, frost doesn’t look likely for most areas.

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