ALERT DAY TUESDAY: Strong storms could bring heavy rain, gusty winds
Tuesday is an Alert Day for the potential of strong storms to affect parts of the Midlands.
A cold front is forecast to slide through the Midlands Tuesday, giving way to scattered showers and storms. In fact, as of this writing, parts of the Midlands are under a Marginal Risk of strong to severe storms Tuesday, mainly by afternoon and evening.
Right now, we're thinking that most of the energy with this cold front will head well to our north Tuesday. However, there is a chance that a few storms could be on the stronger side here in the Midlands as the cold front slides into some hot, humid air. Our temps will rise into the lower 90s by afternoon.
One of our biggest concerns is that several people will be traveling to the Jay-Z/Beyonce concert at Williams-Brice Stadium Tuesday afternoon and evening, and with the threat of storms in the forecast, we want to give you a heads up about it. Any storms that develop could produce heavy rain, gusty winds and localized flooding. Turn around, don't drown! Some of you might have to maneuver around some storms Tuesday, so be careful. Otherwise, as we go through the morning, watch out for patchy fog. Before the rain arrives, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds. Once we lose the heating of the day, the threat for strong storms will go away Tuesday night. We'll keep you posted with updates on your First Alert Weather App.
The cold front is expected to be east of our area by Wednesday. Still, there might be enough humidity around that we could see a couple of isolated showers and storms. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies. Highs in the low 90s.
The front will stall near our coast Thursday as high pressure builds in from the northwest, giving way to drier conditions and slightly cooler temps by the end of the week. We're expecting highs in the upper 80s by Thursday and Friday right into next weekend.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Chance of Showers Early (20-30%). Patchy Fog Develops. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
Alert Day Tuesday: AM Low Clouds/Fog. Then, Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Some storms could be strong. Highs in the lower 90s. Winds: SW 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Shower/Storms (20%). Highs in the low 90s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.
WIS First Alert Chief Meteorologist Dominic Brown
Alert Day: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Storms (40%)
Partly Cloudy, Isolated Storms (20%)
Sun and Clouds, Not As Hot
Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%)
Partly Cloudy, Chance of Showers (30%)