Happy Saturday! We hope you managed to stay cool out there on this 91°F day. Although this evening’s scattered thunderstorms seemed to cool us off rather quickly, dropping temperatures almost 15°F between 2:51PM and 6:51PM. What’s on tap for this evening? Showers and thunderstorms will continue into the overnight hours. As for tomorrow morning, be sure to have a rain coat before heading out to morning service.
Tonight: Evening thunderstorms. Then, cloudy skies with a south wind. Low near 69°F.
Sunday: Morning showers and thunderstorms. Then, chance for isolated afternoon thunderstorms. South wind between 5-15 mph and a high near 77°F.
Scattered thunderstorms fired up this afternoon in response to some atmospheric energy mainly driven by the trough pattern in the Northern Great Plains. This energy essentially lifted up the air just enough to allow it to further rise on its own in the unstable atmosphere. Given the amount of moisture in the area, we will likely see these storms persist into the evening and overnight hours.
As the sun sets and we lose our daytime instability, the storms will weaken a fair amount. However, that won’t stop the possible thunderstorm in the early morning hours. Overall, expect rain and in and around the Athens area until about midnight tonight. Low temperatures will stay in the upper 60s.
The rain continues early tomorrow morning as the line of showers and thunderstorms push east. Be sure to grab umbrella before heading out the door on your way to church service. After the morning, we’ll see a chance for a popup thunderstorm or two in the area, but models are backing off on the chance of something as widespread as this evening. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.
Weather Video of the Day:
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 tornado. See the chilling video below to watch the formation. Warning: language