Threat of severe storm bringing damaging winds and hail; possible tornadoes

The threat of severe weather increased late Sunday, May 26, and early Memorial Day Monday.

Thunderstorms will move into the mountains after 4 p.m. Sunday, bringing with them a significant damaging wind threat and a hail threat. Isolated tornadoes are also possible as storms rumble through the area until 8 p.m.

Severe weather watches and warnings are likely heading into Sunday evening.

Sunday and Monday will be weather alert days as more severe weather is expected through Memorial Day.

The weather will become calm on Sunday evening and until late at night.

Then, early Monday, we face another threat of severe weather as more storms arrive after 3 a.m. These storms will bring strong wind and hail threats as they move west to east until 8 a.m. After that, we can expect conditions to improve everywhere. the mountains for Memorial Day celebrations the rest of the day.

Another threat of severe weather will arrive Monday afternoon, IF we see sunshine and a good warm-up after the morning storms depart.

A cold front will move through the area Monday afternoon and evening. While thunderstorms may occur across the front after 2 p.m., they could also be severe, with damaging winds and hail possible. These storms would be much more scattered and less widespread in nature than expected Sunday evening and Monday morning.

The weather looks set to be rather pleasant for the short new work week. We will see dry, sunny days with lower humidity and high temperatures in the 70s.

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