FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Widespread storms expected in the Valley for Thursday

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Widespread storms expected in the Valley for Thursday

(WAFF) - We'll be keeping a close eye on storms ongoing to our northwest over the next few hours. As of this morning, models continue to show outflow from this activity causing more widespread storms in the Valley today. The timing has shifted a few hours ahead of the way things were looking late last night.

That means clouds will increase this morning with a few isolated showers possible. It will be from the late morning and into the afternoon that we'd see those outflow driven storms arrive so around or just before lunch time.

These types of storm systems often produce significant lightning, widespread wind gusts 35-45 mph along with torrential rain. On occasion, they can produce damaging wind gusts around 60 mph. The threat for tornadoes is very low.

Highs today will top out in the lower 90s outside of the storms, but it will be cooler where the rain falls. Scattered storms remain possible into the evening.  Skies should be partly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid-70s.

Skies will become mostly cloudy Friday and t-storms become more likely with time. Highest chances will be from Friday evening through the first half of Saturday. By Saturday evening, showers will be more isolated in nature than on Friday.

Highs this weekend will be in the upper 80s to near 90° due to the cloud cover and rain threat. The storm chance diminishes on Sunday and continues to drop into the start of next week. By Monday, skies will be mostly sunny with only an isolated afternoon storm expected.  Highs should be in the mid-90s for the start of next week.