If you recall from earlier this week we mentioned the very dry soil moisture conditions we have noticed over the past 7 days. Because of this and the lack of rain in recent days, abnormally dry conditions have popped up across much of the area. Much of the southeaster half of the state is sitting on the dry side. Rainfall amounts over the next 7 days look to be between 0.5 and 1.5", which should help but likely not wipe the drier conditions present.
The SPC has highlighted a marginal risk of severe weather for much of the area today, but it looks very limited. As such will warn of the potential for a few isolated stronger storms, but most (if not all) should fair on the drier and calmer side. High pressure will then fill in tomorrow, bringing the warmest temperatures of the year so far. With mostly sunny skies expected, UV levels will be high (ranging from 9-10). Be sure to bust out the sunscreen and practice your heat safety, as highs will range from the upper 80s (plateau) to as high as the mid 90s across the valley.
Into the weekend, our next rain maker arrives. Isolated to scattered showers/storms will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening, picking up overnight. Sunday will likely be the wettest day, with widespread showers and storms anticipated. Some could be strong, but the severe threat for now is low.
That will do it for today, the biggest take away is the heat tomorrow with highs for most in the 90s. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and have a good Friday!
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