The trough arrives with the cold front on Saturday evening and will work its way through during the first half of Sunday. This will bring a decent chance of showers and thunderstorms for Saturday night through a good part of the daytime hours on Sunday. Unfortunately, rain chances at this time doesn’t appear to drop off until after 5:00 PM (2200 UTC). Winds will be quite breezy and cool as they will shift from the west to out of the north by the afternoon hours, averaging between 5-15 MPH (8-24 KPH) with gusts up to 20 MPH (32 KPH) possible. Rainfall amounts of 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch (12.7mm-19mm) are possible, and rain tires are almost a sure bet. Afternoon highs will be much cooler only reaching the upper 70s (24-25ºC).
Lightning may be an issue with any rain throughout the weekend, so please seek shelter if you hear thunder. The saying is “if you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.” So when thunder roars, go indoors. Radar will be up and running on our website starting on Friday and will be up throughout the weekend. Please feel free to share any of this information with friends or relatives that are headed out to COTA for the event.