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Warm weekend in the forecast; chance of severe storms on Sunday

Well it looks like Saturday will be warm and nice — cloudy, but nice. The high temperature is predicted to be 79º, with a low of 61º. However, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service, Sunday brings a potential for severe thunderstorms and a 70% chance of rain, with a high of 72º and the low, 62º.

This image outlines the threat area for Sunday's potential severe storms, where hail and damaging winds are the main concerns. (Photo from www.weather.com)
This image outlines the threat area for Sunday’s potential severe storms, where hail and damaging winds are the main concerns. (Photo from www.weather.com)

As a low pressure cold front brings cooler temperatures over our moist and warm atmosphere on Sunday, thunderstorms will likely begin popping up over a large area that includes central and east Texas and parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.

Some of these storms have potential to be severe, with the main threats being damaging winds and large hail, although a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Currently, meteorologists are not expecting this to be a severe weather outbreak.

Excessive, localized rainfall are also expected with these storms, so some flash flooding is also a concern.

The storm system will progress east on Sunday night through the first of next week, triggering storms in parts of the southern gulf states.

After the storm pushes through to the east, our area will be left with cooler temperatures next week:

  • Monday – High 57º; Low 39º
  • Tuesday – 63º; 38º
  • Wednesday – 66º; 47º
  • Thursday – 69º; 51º
  • Friday – 70º; 55º (30% chance of rain on Friday)

These temperatures are a forecast from Friday and could change. Make sure and watch the thunderstorms on Sunday, as there is a chance for some to be severe. eParisExtra will monitor the weather and keep you informed if there is any imminent danger in the forecast.

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By Josh Allen, eParisExtra

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