Memorial Day Weekend - Few opportunities for storms, severe weather

DAYTON — While we may come across a few storms tonight, the main focus in our forecast for this holiday weekend will be Sunday evening and Sunday night, with the possibility of severe weather.

One of the big challenges with this forecast for Sunday night is that numerous rounds of storms may occur over the next 48 hours. Each storm system that moves through changes the environment into which the next round moves.

With a few storms possible tonight, a few possible Saturday, and multiple rounds possible Sunday, the specific ingredients that are set up by Sunday evening may change, and therefore the exact forecast may change.

As of now, Sunday evening brings the greatest risk for severe weather. While all severe weather hazards appear possible including damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado, damaging winds look to be our biggest threat.

We’ll also have to be mindful of the flooding potential as these storms will be capable of producing intense rainfall, possibly over the same locations multiple times.

The bottom line is that we have an active forecast that we need to pay attention to, especially on Sunday.

It won’t rain all day Sunday, and much of this Holiday weekend will wind up being dry. So let’s enjoy the good weather when we have it, and be prepared to take action when the weather goes downhill at times.

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