Forecasters warn pastors about weekend severe weather threat

Volatile, warming weather Thursday could end with strong thunderstorms — and a soggy Cubs game

Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday: What you need to know

An accompanying cold front will race across the central Gulf Coast.

We'll stay sunny through Tuesday with highs in the upper 70s on Monday and around 80 on Tuesday.

Sunday: Showers and strong thunderstorms possible, breezy with temperatures in the low to middle 70s. Just stay mindful of the weather as bigger storms will start developing to our west. Highs top out mainly in the 70s as southeasterly winds increase between 10 and 25 miles per hour.

He said the threat for severe weather is greatest at such times but that the risk remained even after warm temperatures dropped. The highest rain chances will be after midnight to before sunrise Monday.

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Through Saturday morning into the early afternoon hours, the risk for strong to severe storms will shift eastward.

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said the warm air present during Saturday afternoon enhanced the atmosphere's instability, creating more energy for storms to tap into and aiding in their development. Cooler but less active weather returns for Good Friday and Easter Weekend.

Heavy rain is not expected to be a major problem in this scenario since the storm system is a fast mover. Downpours may occur with storms, but total amounts should be manageable. Right now best estimates put the storms moving from west to east across the region between 6 and 10 a.m. Quiet weather will persist through Tuesday. We're hopeful that outdoor events that are scheduled can still take place. Make sure you have a NOAA Weather Radio and our First Alert Weather App!

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