Good afternoon! We have stayed dry through the morning hours but showers sit just to the west. The initial line is just across the plateau and beginning to work into the valley now. Moderate showers and and gusty winds are possible through the evening tonight before gradually clearing takes place into Friday. Highs today to be around 80 degrees.
Severe weather is generally off of the table today. We are under a Marginal Risk for severe weather but the potential is isolated at best. If storms this afternoon do organize enough, gusty winds, hail, and lightning/thunder are the primary threats. As seen below, showers should be out by early Friday morning and cooler and drier air will follow. We'll see sunshine Friday afternoon with highs in the low to mid 70s. Similar conditions are in the forecast for Saturday (Derby Day) with highs nearing 80 and lots of sunshine overhead. Another system (current along the Gulf) will move north bringing our next round of showers late weekend and early next week.
We will cool down a bit working into Friday but in reality this will be closer to the average for this time of the year (mid 70s). Saturday will be the best day of the weekend as showers arrive the later half of Sunday and into early next week.
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