It's back to Monday, but we still have a little bit of Sunday left to deal with.
The showers and storms that plodded through the area yesterday are focused along a front that is dropping southward. It appears this system is going to have the same sort of demise that befalls many such fronts in a hot summer-- It will drop slower and slower and eventuall wash out entirely and become indistinguishable from the rest of the air north and south of it.
|NAM - Monday Midday||NAM - Monday Evening|
The threat for severe weather is not going to be very high today-- but remember, "flooding" is not technically counted as "severe" in terms of thunderstorm dynamics. We can still get some flash flooding in the south-lands this morning if some of these downpours stay together and train over the same area.
The next few days ahead will feature a return of sunshine, but in the far south, it depends on how well the front disappears-- otherwise, it can still be a gathering point for cloud development. Here's what the surface map looks like for Tuesday:
|HPC - Surface Map - Tuesday|
A stationary front is an annoying front in the summer: It makes for challenging forecasts with a high "bust" potential. It's a good thing that normally they're also fairly weak.
The best news for us locally (besides being able to dry out over a few days), is going to be the cooler temperatures. The wet ground combined with a comparatively cooler area of high pressure to our north will put us around seasonable levels for a little while.
|GFS - Max Temps - Monday||GFS - Max Temps - Tuesday||GFS - Max Temps - Wednesday|
Who knows... those kinds of temperatures in August might actually get me outside here and there ;-)
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Have a great day everyone!