Weather: Several rounds of rain and storms through the weekend (8/16/2019 AM)


Good morning! Happy Friday!

Just a reminder, this is the last time you’ll catch me on Local 22 News This Morning and the Local 44 Morning Brew. I’ll be joining Lauren Maloney and Glenn Cassie starting Monday, August 19th in the evenings. I look forward to ending your day with you!

Active, angry weather is here for the long haul. While the rain is needed by many with dry, brown lawns, some weekend plans could get washed away. Let’s break it down.

Friday morning, showers and thunderstorms race off to the northeast as stubborn clouds hang tough for the commute into work. It’s noticeably muggier with the temp climbing from the 60s early, to the mid and upper 70s this afternoon. Between 2-4 PM, a second round of showers and thunderstorms enters the picture. Widespread severe weather is not anticipated, but a few storms could bring big wind gusts. By 10 PM to midnight, that threat diminishes with a quiet overnight period for most.

Saturday, we’ll skip the morning showers and thunderstorms, but more than make up for in the afternoon. Severe storms are possible, too, capable of producing damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning, heavy rain and possibly hail. Near 80 degrees. Sunday and Monday, the chance for an afternoon storm is slimmer, but nonzero, so keep a watchful eye out. Mid to upper 80s; even closing in on 90 degrees late Monday.

Have a great weekend! Stay dry and stay safe!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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