Showers/Storms On The Increase Today But Drying Out This Weekend
Our Friday already got off to a wet start in some locations as some fairly isolated downpours moved through. Once just scraped by downtown Charleston and even produced a couple strikes of lightning. They moved quickly and already as of this writing they are on their way off to the east. Most of us are already drying out for the time being and clouds are even breaking for some sun. Temperatures, in the 60s now, will spike into the 70s by midday. However, an approaching cold front will ramp up a line of showers and storms ahead of it from the Missori Valley and that rain will roll in here by mid-late afternoon. It should be fairly healthy, with heavy rain likely and even a gusty storm or two mixed in. Unfortunately the timing could mean some difficult conditions for the evening commute with quick ponding on roads and poor visibility. Be prepared for a slow-go. Temperatures will fall into the 60s when the rain picks up.
The Football forecast tonight is a bit dicey, although right now I think the worst rain and lightning will be out of here by 7-8 pm. However, some patchy drizzle or light showers could still be around so be prepared for some damp conditions...and certainly be ready for heavy rain at the Marshall tailgate prior to the game.