First Alert Forecast: tropical downpours to continue through Saturday

Scattered showers and storms remain possible Father’s Day afternoon & evening...
Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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Impacts from what is now Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 will increase from here! Outer bands of showers are already impacting the area and coverage will pick up mainly overnight tonight, alongside gusty winds at times (up to 35mph possible). As bands of rain continue to filter through the region, an isolated, brief spin-up can’t be ruled out until the center of circulation finally clears the area to the east tomorrow afternoon.

Fortunately, the highest impacts will stay off to our south and east, but heavy rain at times could allow for 1-3″+ of rain in our southeastern counties. This won’t be a washout locally and conditions will improve by tomorrow evening. Father’s Day will be hotter than tomorrow, reaching back to around 90° as opposed to the 80s, but scattered showers and storms moving out of the south will still be possible Sunday afternoon and evening.

Unsettled weather will only continue from there as we await a cold front out of our NW by the start of next week! Anticipate daily shower and storm chances through at least mid-week.

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