A few rounds of showers and storms are on the way from this afternoon through before dawn Sunday. Here is a look at when the heaviest rain and thunderstorm chances are most likely. An outbreak of severe weather is not expected, however a few strong to severe storms will be possible with damaging winds, hail, heavy rain, and lightning possible.
Round 1: Friday afternoon. Not well organized, but hit-or-miss thunderstorms expected. Notice the activity settling down after sunset tonight. The more clouds we have, the weaker the storms.
Round 2: Early Saturday morning a complex of storms will be approaching from the west. This system will likely be on a weakening trend, but still holding together to provide heavy rain, lightning, and possibly strong winds. Plan on a wet start to Saturday. But, look at Saturday afternoon, as we'll likely have a period of dry time. So, don't cancel outdoor plans - just be ready to take cover if need be.
Round 3: The 3rd round of storms will arrive late Saturday night, from around 10pm - 4am. This could be the strongest and most organized round of storms. Again, the main threats will still be strong winds and hail. These storms are associated with the actual front moving through the area. Notice by map 2, the storms are overhead around midnight. Then, map 3 shows the storms weakening and fading by 3-4am. The final map shows by 8am, the storms are gone, and the rest of Sunday is looking good with a high near 80! Timing it out great for the WHAS Crusade for Children!