Tracking a wet and stormy Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Sunday ArkLaTex! Maybe not quite the weather set up we’d up for during a long weekend, but it may be best to stay inside during parts of the day this weekend. Tracking wet weather today, tomorrow, Monday, and it keeps on going.

FIRST ALERT: Marginal Risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening. This is on scale from 1 out of 5 so on the lower end, but still to be taken seriously. The main threats for any strong to severe storms that may develop will be for damaging winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall.

This evening, temperatures will vary depending on where the rain, storm, and clouds set up. Thunderstorms activity is coming out of the south moving north to northwest. Some of the storms developing with the heat of the day will produce gusty winds, small hail possibly, and heavy rainfall. Many of the storms have had frequent lightning to head inside when thunder roars! Localized flooding is possible so keep checking the forecast as we continue to update you and give you the latest information. Storm activity should start to slow after sunset once we lose daytime heating. By 10pm, Im thinking we’ll be mostly dry, but more wet weather will be on the way for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day: Unfortunately, we’re tracking more chances for rain and storms on Memorial Day. A few flare ups of showers possible during the early morning hours with more showers and thunderstorms moving in from the east late morning and through the afternoon. So far, a Marginal risk has been added to the forecast for parts of the ArkLaTex, damaging winds and hail are the primary threats. Afternoon highs due to the rain and clouds are only expected to reach the low 80s for Monday and throughout the first half of the work week.

Heading into the rest of the week, we’re looking at daily rain and thunderstorms chances. Not tracking a complete wash out every where and for the whole day, but periods of rain and thunderstorms during the week. Temperatures will stay a little cooler in the low 80s. Keep an eye on the forecast here on the web and on the KSLA First Alert Weather App

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

First Alert Meteorologist Jessica Moore

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