Storms Today, Drier Air Tomorrow

Gray skies and scattered showers aren’t the ideal way to start out the work week, but that’s exactly what’s happening this morning.  Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread by the afternoon with localized heavy rainfall.  Hot temperatures will persist for the rest of the week, but drier air will make it seem more tolerable.

A cold front is approaching the region this morning from the northwest.  In addition to this frontal boundary, an upper level disturbance will move through today as well.  These two features will create widespread showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  Precipitable water values are very high right now, which is going to lead to very heavy rainfall for some areas.  Unsettled weather should taper off overnight, but a stray shower or two tomorrow morning isn’t out of the question.

The front will be to our south by tomorrow.  While temperatures are going to remain hot, drier air will filter into the region.  While it won’t be much relief, anything is welcome after the past week or two of muggy conditions.  High pressure dominates for the work week.  The chance for precipitation increases by Friday though as the high moves to our east, bringing a return to a southerly, humid wind flow.         


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