7:00 AM | Should turn out to be a dry and warm holiday weekend with highs near 80 degrees

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, milder, isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms, highs in the mid 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cool, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, lows in the upper 40’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, pleasant, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low 70’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, breezy, cool, low 50’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, warmer, near 80

Saturday

Mostly sunny, warm, near 80

Sunday

Mostly sunny, warm, near 80

Monday

Partly sunny, warm, low 80’s

Discussion

Enough moisture will be around the region today for isolated showers and thunderstorms to form and that unsettled weather will continue into Thursday as well. By the end of the week, however, high pressure will take over and the weather will turn warmer and drier and that dry, warm weather will continue this weekend with high temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees each day.

One final note: the tornado that struck Oklahoma on Monday has now been upgraded to an "EF-5" classification level which is the most intense type on the "Enhanced Fugita" scale and it is suggestive of 200+ mph winds.

Video

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