First Alert Forecast: Dry today, but tropical impacts remain possible this weekend

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:07 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:10 PM CDT
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Our quick break from the excessive humidity continues as we wrap up our Thursday and a nice evening is ahead of us. Anticipate temperatures in the 70s and 80s for most of the evening before falling back into the upper 60s by Friday morning. Highs in the low 90s will return Friday afternoon, but cloud cover and rain chances will also start to climb as we finish out the work week...

Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 is moving north and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Claudette by Friday afternoon ahead of a Louisiana landfall into the weekend! Local impacts remain possible but will vary across the region with higher impacts to the SE and lower impacts to the NW... All depending on the eventual track. Anticipate waves of heavy rain and storms mainly Friday into Saturday, with lingering showers possible Sunday. Fortunately, this doesn’t look like a washout for us all weekend long if you did have any Father’s Day plans. Gusty winds and a brief, spin-up tornado or two will also be possible, mainly to the SE of the center of circulation. Any changes in track will change where the highest impacts are felt, so be sure to stay tuned for frequent forecast updates over the next couple of days!

Expect an unsettled forecast pattern from there as another cold front is set to move into the region by next week!

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