Forecast: Stormy afternoons ahead

Austin Harley

Temperatures Thursday afternoon are expected to be more than ten degrees above normal, nearing the 80 degree mark. A weak thunderstorm is possible throughout the remainder of the daylight hours. This is all ahead of a cold front expected to arrive around 6:00pm — behind it is when we get more energy for some storms. Expect rain and some rumbles of thunder as the suns set and into the night.

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For your Friday, a lot of that moisture will still be around. So be prepared for an overcast day with more showers and storms arriving in the afternoon. A rain jacket would be a good choice of apparel for Friday. Temperatures are knocked back to the 60s thanks to the clouds.

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Afternoon showers and storms are forecast over the weekend as well. Temperatures should return to the 70s with partly cloudy mornings and a storm or two after 2:00pm. The real moisture arrives next week, with precipitation intensifying on Monday and lasting into Tuesday. Clouds blanket the area then too.

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Meteorologist Austin Harley can be reached on Twitter: @wx_harley.