First Alert Forecast: Strong to severe storms likely today

First Alert Weather Day for Saturday-especially during the afternoon hours

Volatile, warming weather Thursday could end with strong thunderstorms — and a soggy Cubs game

Timing brings the bulk of the rain in by midnight tonight with a few spotty sprinkles possible ahead of the main line. If tornadoes develop, the ingredients will be there for strong and long-track tornadoes, which is why the threat of tornadoes is elevated.

Powerful storms that killed at least two people continued to move across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left several people injured and multiple homes and businesses damaged or without power. The Storm Prediction Center has placed an ENHANCED Risk of severe storms over parts of East Arkansas and North Mississippi primarily south of a line from Marianna, Arkansas east to New Albany, MS. But Sunday skies will clear with a high around 67. A few showers are possible in the afternoon before our next system slides in Sunday night into Monday.

Temperatures will reach a high of 75 around kickoff time and drop into the upper 60s during the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. We will begin to warm things up again and by mid week more 70s are possible. Heavy downpours are likely and some quarter size hail is possible.

Dry weather returns to to the weekend on Sunday along with some sunshine. It will still be windy on Monday with a west wind at 15 to 25 and gusts to 30+ miles per hour.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and pleasant with temperatures in the middle 70s. Morning temperatures may peak near 70 but they're expected to cool into the 60s and 50s as the day wears on.

The tornado threat will be lower by then, but damaging winds could still present hazardous conditions.

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