Strong to severe storms possible friday afternoon

Overnight rainfall has provided us with ample moisture this afternoon for another round of severe weather. The latest data continues to support more than enough energy in the atmosphere for strong thunderstorms thanks in part to ample morning. The threat for frequent lightning, large hail, gusty wind and even a tornado or two will all be possible this afternoon...Timing for storms could be as early as mid or as late as late afternoon. I am leaning somewhere in the middle. The later the storms, the more likely they are to rapidly intensify. Storms will then march east to the Plains.

Saturday will be a warm day as highs return to the 90s to low 100s. I'm concerned existing moisture and day time heating could lead to spotty storm chances again...Storms should be even more isolated and confined mainly west of I-25.

Sunday will likely be hot, breezy, and dry, ahead of another "cool down" early next week... However, despite the "cool down" early next week there likely won't be any good rain chances.