Some updates are warranted for Wed.
Today: Forecast looks good as lots of sun then a shower or two or a thunderstorm later this afternoon.
Wednesday: A compact short wave with a pocket of very chilly air will move into our area in the morning, This will likely lead to showers and some thundershowers. The chance for rain will end by midday; expect 1/4 to 1/2 inch rain. And with lots of clouds around until evening, it will be chilly, esp. compared to the last two weeks. Temps will only be rise to the mid 60s for highs tomorrow. CHILLY!
The rest is the same. Complete update tomorrow morning.
This is a map pinpointing the reports of severe weather across the nation for yesterday (Sunday). The blue triangles indicate high wind reports (trees and power lines down, wind damage to buildings etc.) As you can see, the storms for yesterday were not hyped. Wind and rain were the big threats and they came to pass. Thankfully no injuries or worse.
One word sums up the weather today, Tuesday, Wed, Thursday and Friday: Refreshing. Actually under normal circumstances today would be a little humid with dew-point temperatures around 60, but after being at 70+ yesterday, it feels really good this morning.
The forecast worked out well yesterday: the storms dumped torrential rain and winds that did produce damage in a number of areas, but no hail or tornadoes, largely due to the mostly cloudy skies. I even recorded 1.20" rain in my rain gauge. Some got more, some got less. The forecast was pretty good. Now for the rest of the week.
Big trough is taking over and will peak on Wed, then relax but still protect us from the heat ridge developing over the central US. A secondary cold front will move through Tue giving us a chance for shower or thunderstorm with gusty winds. As this is happening Tropical Storm Colin will be dumping gusty winds and lots of rain over Fla, GA, SC and NC. He will not impact us in the slightest.
During the week the plains, including Texas, which has had too much flooding will be drying out and heating up. I am sure they will not mind. That warmth will try and push into our area, but the cooler air will fight back. This leads to a battle, and we appear to be in the midst of it by Sat – Mon. Could be a couple rounds or so of rain/thunderstorms, some of which could be heavy with strong winds.
Points for Next 7 Days:
Monday: 79. Partly to mostly sunny. Breezy and less humid. Slight chance for late day shower.
Tuesday: 77. Partly to mostly sunny. Chance for a shower and thundershower.
Wednesday: 71. Sun then building clouds. Slight chance of a brief shower. Breezy. Cooler.
Thursday: 70. Mostly sunny. Puffy clouds. Very refreshing.
Friday: 78. Mostly sunny. Pleasant with low humidity.
Saturday: 76. Some partial sunshine. Much more humid. Good chance for showers/thunderstorms.
Sunday: 78. Partly sunny. Chance for a shower or thunderstorm.
Monday: 76: Mostly cloudy. Chance showers and thunderstorms.
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.