A cold front will interact with plentiful moisture and afternoon heating to produce numerous showers and thunderstorms Saturday.
Isolated to widely scattered showers are possible before noon Saturday. A rumble of thunder is also possible. All activity will be moving, generally from northwest to southeast.
As temperatures heat up and a cold front draws closer, the risk of widespread storms will increase. The greatest risk of rain and thunder appears to occur between 2 and 10 p.m.
Any storm that develops will be capable of producing wind gusts to 40 MPH, brief heavy rain and frequent lightning. One or two storms may get closer to severe thresholds Saturday afternoon and evening, producing 50 to 60 MPH wind gusts and small hail.
If you have indoor plans Saturday, keep them. Have a way to receive weather information and the latest hour-by-hour timelines. If you have outdoor plans, go ahead and develop a ‘Plan B’ in case storms arrive during your festivities.
Rain and storms will gradually taper off Saturday evening. Inland areas will see lower rain chances first, while a shower or two may linger into the first half of Sunday along the coast.
Believe it or not, lower humidity may make a brief appearance early next week.
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