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Scattered Strong to Severe Storms Tonight

The middle of Memorial Day Weekend will come with heat, humidity, and a chance for strong thunderstorms. Most of the day will be quiet with building heat and clouds. Temperatures are starting warm again and in the upper 60s/low 70s. Sunshine in the morning along with southwesterly wind flow will ramp up heat and humidity through the day.  
 
As we move into the afternoon, isolated showers and thunderstorms will be present on the MaxTrack. A line of stronger storms will be diving southeast towards us from the Mississippi River. This line will coincide with the portion of the day with maximum heating and therefore the strongest of these storms will line up over us. Storms will grow strong enough to put down heavy rain as they cross over. Damaging wind gusts and small to moderate hail are possible, with select storms producing severe-potential hail around an inch. If you hear thunder, head indoors. The line will settle over us this evening keeping storms and showers in play until we lose the heating from the day. A few scattered showers are expected overnight. Memorial Day is still expected to be nice, but hot and humid. The weather will be conducive to outdoor activity, but please practice responsible heat safety.


Seth Phillips

Seth Phillips

LEX18 Sunrise Weekend and Afternoon Meteorologist
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