Sunday: Scattered showers and storms ahead of another front

/ May 20, 2023 at 10:05 PM

Sunday’s forecast brings unsettled weather back to the area as a cold front presses south into the region. We start the day on the mild side, with lows bottoming out in the upper 60s — a few clicks above normal still for this point in May. Highs top out in the low 80s before showers and thunderstorms begin to make inroads. Showers could spread into the area as early as mid-morning, though the more likely onset will be from midday into early afternoon. Evening high-resolution guidance, coming in as I write this, has been trending a little drier, with the bulk of the heavier rain across the Savannah River in Georgia where dewpoints pool ahead of the cold front, but a lot will depend on the speed of the front and how it coincides with some energy aloft. Still, be ready to turn outdoor plans into indoor plans on short notice, and watch for pockets of heavy rain at times, too.