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Forecast: Widespread Showers and Storms for Thursday

9:07 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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Scattered showers and storms will move back into the region after midnight and will continue into Thursday morning. We will be in this wet pattern through the end of the week and it appears the rainy weather will last into the weekend.

A upper low over Louisiana is spitting out storm complexes from the Gulf which will continue to track into Florida. One will pass through overnight into early Thursday morning. The timing of rain will be marked by several more of these convective complexes over the next several days.

Overnight Showers and thunderstorms return after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Thursday Morning showers followed by late afternoon thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 86. East wind 8 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Monday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.