TONIGHT: A few Storms, Mild. Lo 70. Winds SE 5-10.

MONDAY: Storms, some severe. Hi 89. Lo 69.

TUESDAY: Milder, Partly Cloudy. Hi 82. Lo 65.

The first round of rain ahead of our main severe weather event Monday has arrived. Nothing severe, but heavy downpours and rumbles of thunder will accompany this current wave of precipitation. Expect storm activity to continue into the late evening hours before clearing out. Lows drop to around 70 overnight.

We’re all watching how things will unfold Monday. A cold front moving through the region will be part of the force behind severe storm chances later Monday. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has went and issued an enhanced risk for severe weather for the southern fringes of the Midstate. Risks at present will be damaging winds and hail, although the stray tornado cannot be ruled out. Indications of clearer skies Monday morning means that warming throughout the day should pay dividends for storm energy later. Timing to this point has stuck to the dinnertime hour into the evening although we will continue to update you on the situation as it evolves. Beyond Monday, highs drop into the low 80s Tuesday before rebounding into the mid to upper 80s afterwards. Lows sit in the mid to upper 60s throughout much of next week before warming into the low 70s overnight Saturday.

-Meteorologist Jackson Chastain