Charles’ Pinpoint Weather Forecast – Sunday, January 2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The chance of rain is expected to increase through the day Sunday, with the threat of severe weather also increasing. The Storm Prediction Center placed the viewing area under a Level 2 out of 5 severe weather risk, an increased threat of damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes and small hail from previous forecasts.

All severe weather modes are possible for Sunday, primarily in the late afternoon and evening.(WCTV Pinpoint Weather)

The threat will increase in the afternoon and evening Sunday thanks in part to daytime heating which would help increase convective energy. Better momentum just above the surface down to mid-levels of the atmosphere would also increase wind shear and could produce stronger thunderstorms. Make sure you have the WCTV Pinpoint Weather app to receive weather alerts when they are issued.

The squall line should leave the observation area between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Shortly thereafter, the passage of the cold front will introduce colder, drier air for a short period into the new work week. Lows on Monday will be in the 40s with highs only reaching the upper 50s to near 60s with clear skies.

The coldest morning will be Tuesday with lows in the mid 30s inland, but the high pressure at the surface will move into the Atlantic and alter the wind flow from north to east. The change will increase temperatures and add a few more clouds. Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high in the mid 60s. Lows Wednesday morning will be in the mid 40s with a high closer to 70.

A storm system will likely move across the eastern United States Thursday through Friday and push a cold front into the region. Chances of rain will be in the forecast for Thursday with a chance Friday morning.

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Dale D. Schrum