TODAY: Our day begins with sunshine and clouds will be on the increase again as we head through noon. Partly sunny to partly cloudy skies are in the forecast for the second half of the day and we will begin to ramp up our storm chances between 3 and 6pm today. One or two may become strong to severe this evening and produce hail, gusty winds and some locally heavy rain. If this rain falls over a burn scar, we could see some flash flooding issues. Highs today will be in the 70s and 80s, with 60s in our mountain areas.
TONIGHT: Storms move southeast through midnight tonight and we will slowly clear things out through Friday morning. Lows will fall to the 40s and 50s tonight. A shower or storm could linger over the southern mountains and eastern plains past midnight.
EXTENDED: Highs over the next few days will be topping out in the 70s and 80s. Daily chances for showers and storms are in the forecast into early next week. Our next best chance for storms arrives later in the day on Saturday; we will need to watch this day for the chance of strong to severe storms.