Rain and Storms Today
RAIN/STORMS TODAY: Scattered showers returned overnight and will continue through the morning ahead of a surface cold front. As the front approaches the area, rain will increase in coverage and some strong storms are possible today, and the SPC has reintroduced “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for severe storms today, so we will be watching things carefully. Gusty winds and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out today.
We will start the day off with temperatures in the 60s and 70s, then fall into the 50s during the afternoon as the cold front sweeps through the state. Rainfall amounts of around one-half to one inch are expected.
DRY MIDWEEK: Wednesday will be nice day with a plenty of sunshine; we start the day down in the mid 30s across the area, but then we warm into the upper 50s and lower 60s by the afternoon. Thursday will be dry as well, but clouds will increase through the day and rain returns to the state Thursday night. The high Thursday will be in the mid and upper 60s.
RAIN RETURNS: We end the work week with another round of rain and it looks like the main window for rain comes from about midnight Thursday night to noon Friday. Thunder is possible, but at this time no severe storms are expected. Rain amounts of around one-half inch are likely. Temperatures will be back into the 70s Friday afternoon. The rain chances will remain through the weekend as both day will feature cloudy conditions with the threat of rain. Highs over the weekend will be around 70°.
INTO NEXT WEEK: The active pattern continues into next week and we will have a risk of showers at the beginning of the week, and more rain is likely a few days later as the wave train continues. Good news, no signs of any excessively cold air for the next seven to 10 days.
Have a great day!