8/15 Update - Some periodic showers today... all good stuff

Another front makes its way through today, already bringing a few scattered showers. These sporadic showers linger into Wednesday morning, after which we get back to sunshine.

8/15 Update - Our front has slid through the area now, but is naturally getting hung up in the mountains a bit. This means early clouds for the area, but an eventual arrival at afternoon sunshine. This is one of the maps out there that describes what I'm talking about:

NAM - Cloud Cover - Wednesday Midday

It can take a while before those eastern valleys clear out today, but when it happens, we'll be looking for mostly sunny skies to carry us into Thursday. As far as the next 'real' system coming in, it's still looking like Friday:

GFS - Friday AM

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Happy Tuesday Y'all!

We've got showers on the map again, all courtesy of another front approaching. Actually, the sprinkles we saw last night were part of the same system-- forming along the original front and then rushing ahead with the help of the prevailing steering currents. Here's what we'll be looking at as we get into the afternoon:

HPC - Tuesday Afternoon

It will be somewhat of a laborious process during the day though, so expect just a scattering of showers-- but an all day opportunity to sprout more. Here's the simulated radar look on this one:

NAM - SimRadar - 8am Tuesday NAM - SimRadar - 2pm Tuesday NAM - SimRadar - 9pm Tuesday

Each one of these showers follow an 'ordinary' life cycle: they form, they travel 50 miles or so, and rain themselves out. Naturally the ones that pop up as the front moves through later in the day will have a tinge of thunder in them, but severe weather is not expected.

The slow push through the Appalachian mountains will keep the threat of showers along and east of I-79 on Wednesday morning (and clouds all the way back to Huntington), but the final destination of the day will be sunshine. High pressure comes back into town to give us another good day-and-a-half before Friday's previously discussed showers approach.

NAM - 36hr Accumulated Precipitation - Ending Wednesday Midday NAM - 36hr Accumulated Precipitation - Ending Thursday Night

So we get a nice break in there before dealing with the end of the work-week showers. Don't expect the temperatures to get out of hand this week either-- even with our mid-week sunshine temperatures aren't expected to crest above 85 for too long. That makes a rare set of days at or below normal in a summer of exceptional warmth for the country as a whole.

...And even cooler weather approaching later this weekend!

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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