Strong Storms Linger to the West

Warm, moist southerly wind flow will continue to be the dominant weather feature today.  There are already scattered showers across the region this morning.  Like yesterday, cloud cover will determine whether or not these showers develop into anything significant.  If we see a break in the clouds, which will allow for daytime heating, enough instability will be in place to allow for the development of stronger showers and thunderstorms.  This is expected to happen, and these showers and storms will continue into the nighttime hours.  However, if cloud cover persists today, we’ll continue to see these isolated showers and nothing more.

We’ll wake up tomorrow to cloudy skies once again.  A cold front will begin to approach the region and showers and thunderstorms will begin to arrive by the afternoon.  This cold front has already produced some very severe weather in the Mississippi River Valley and will continue to do so today.  Upper level support and moisture/instability ahead of the front will act to feed the storms, meaning we’ll see heavy rain, gusty winds, and even the possibility of hail for the overnight hours on Wednesday.

Behind the front, temperatures will be cooler but still pleasant.  Highs will get into the low to mid 60’s for Thursday and Friday, but it will be mostly sunny both days.  We’ll warm up for the weekend and continue to see plenty of sunshine.  Another system will arrive late on Monday.

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