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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Warm & windy weekend

Highs in the mid 80s
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 47 minutes ago
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We’re in for a warm and breezy evening. Temperatures will very slowly drop into the mid and upper 60s for most areas with a few clouds expected overnight.

Highs in the mid 80s
Highs in the mid 80s

A tight pressure gradient is set across the Ozarks with low pressure to the west and high pressure to the east. Winds could exceed 30 mph Sunday through Tuesday. Breezy conditions come to a close Tuesday evening as a cold front approaches.

Winds could exceed 30 mph at times
Winds could exceed 30 mph at times(ky3)

Memorial Day is looking beautiful if you are paying respects outdoors. Highs will reach the mid 80s under sunny skies. There’s a chance a few showers could develop late into the evening, but the chances are sitting at less than 20%.

Nice Memorial Day
Nice Memorial Day(ky3)

The warm weather will continue Tuesday with little change in the forecast. Higher humidity begins to return early next week. The ridge of high pressure will begin to break down about Wednesday.

This will lead to scattered thunderstorms. A series of disturbances will provide a chance for storms Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. There’s a chance some storms could become strong to severe. Temperatures will cool with highs dropping to the mid 70s by week’s end.

Could see a few strong to severe storms
Could see a few strong to severe storms(ky3)