Rain becomes heavier and more widespread into mid-week

Joel Young has your quick weather outlook for Tuesday.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 10:17 AM

Showers gradually build into the area early Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 40s. Those showers become a bit more widespread as we head into the midday hours, and even more so into the evening. Temperatures reach into the lower and mid-50s this afternoon, staying there likely through the overnight hours. The rain becomes heavier into the overnight, developing into somewhat of a squall line between midnight and pre-dawn Wednesday.

This squall line is more likely to impact areas south of Highway 6, especially south of Highway 82. With this line will come torrential rainfall and some pockets of strong wind. One or two of these thunderstorms could be on the severe side. Between today and early Wednesday morning, rainfall totals may range between 0.75" and 1.75" with the heaviest rainfall along and south of Highway 82. 

Rainfall will gradually wind down into the midday hours on Wednesday. Temperatures will start out in the mid-50s, dropping throughout the day behind the front. Temperatures should be in the 40s by the afternoon, dropping through the 30s in the evening as skies gradually clear out. By Thursday morning, temperatures will bottom out in the upper 20s. 

We'll see a mix of sun and clouds on Friday with highs returning to the lower 50s. Then clouds thicken as we head into Friday. Most of your Friday will be dry in all locations. But later in the evening, along and south of US 82, we could begin to see a few light showers. This will mark the beginning of our next round of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, which should be around through Saturday and Sunday and perhaps even into the first half of your Monday. Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s during this time. 

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