Good Wednesday Morning.
And a good morning it is: the sun is shining an should today and for part of tomorrow, before our next rain maker comes our way out of the southern plains. And this looks to be a significant rain maker. A soaking 1”+ is likely. And this looks to be the first of 3 such systems through Palm Sunday to impact us. Same basic track and same basic result: Mild and very wet.
Friday looks to be a washout. Heavy rain, at times, looks certain. The heaviest is from about 3 am – 3 pm Friday. But lighter rain and showers should linger into Sat morning, but clearing should occur during the day giving us a nice pleasant Sunday. This nice weather continues into Monday before more clouds and rain arrive for Tuesday. Storm systems are diving southeast from Washington/Oregon/Northern Cal coastlines to the Southern Plains, where they slowly move E-NE. They are likely to produce severe weather and lots of heavy rain. Flooding may become an issue later next week in the southern plains as repeated storms saturates the ground.
As our second soaking rainstorm leaves us on Wed with some linger showers (much like Sat), a nice day on Tu should unfold (like Sun) with Fri/Sat looking rather wet. The good news is that Palm Sunday looks rather pleasant. It may be cool, but right now it looks ok.
I realize I am talking 10 days out, but the pattern is a wash, rinse, repeat pattern. We’ve had two already, although they were rather weak, one that is in the Southern Plains now, and the next one to come is seen in the Pacific getting ready to impact the NW US coastline. So, the basic idea is there, and the only real question is timing.
Summary: If you like mild nights, a couple days of sunshine, and lots of rain then the next 10 days will be perfect for you.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.