First Alert: Tuesday forecast

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Passing clouds with a few showers and maybe a rumble of thunder Monday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will hold in the 50s and 60s through sundown and then fall back to around 50 overnight.

Tuesday will start around 50 and warm into the mid 60s by afternoon. Passing clouds with a 30 percent chance for rain will keep temperatures from reaching 70 degrees.

Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning a front will slide south through the area bringing a chance for storms starting around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning and that threat for storms could linger into the afternoon on Wednesday through 4 p.m.

Storms could be strong to severe with the main threat being heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and small hail. While there is a chance for a tornado or two, the threat for tornadoes is pretty low.

Temperatures on Wednesday will reach into the 70s on the south side of the front, while they will be stuck in the 60s north of the front.

Thursday we will be cooler again with highs around 70 with a 20 percent chance for a shower with a few passing clouds.

The clouds thicken back up Friday with a 30 percent chance for rain with highs in the upper 70s. The heat continues on Saturday with highs again around 80 with a chance for storms in the evening and into the overnight hours into Sunday.

Beyond that, things look cooler on Sunday and Monday before more rain arrives next Tuesday with another system set to arrive two days later on Thursday.

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