We have a beautiful start to the weekend with warm temperatures and a slight chance of a late afternoon or early evening storm. Many need the rain, but most will remain dry. Parts of WAVE Country (Grayson and Hart counties) have reached official drought status. Here's your hour by hour forecast for today.
Any rain we get will be short-lived, not enough to put a dent in the rain deficit. The pop-up showers and storms should be scarce later today.
We should see a few more storms around WAVE Country tomorrow. There's just a 30% chance of storms, so you're not guarenteed the rain. These storms are not expected to be severe, but they could bring brief heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning.
We now have our second named storm in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Bertha currently has winds at 50mph. It strengthened slightly since early this morning but remains disorganized. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Bertha is expected to stay below hurricane statue. As it moves through the Bahamas on Monday, it will take a turn toward the east and out to sea. So as of now, it is not expected to make landfall in the continental US.