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Starting the work-week off with more showers

Of course some thunderstorms will be in there as well. As said before... we do need the rain.

Welcome back to another work-week!

After a mostly-splendid weekend of weather (those storms to finish things off didn't help too much), we're in the midst of getting another good drink of water for the plants. Here's the re-cap of how we're doing rain-wise across the tri-state...

Current Drought Status Seasonal Drought Outlook

Just a small amount of short-term drought mainly over West Virigina, despite being down a bit during the year. Notice how much rain is needed to help fix things up.

Additional Rainfall Needed

So here's what we're going to get over the next 48-hours or so:

HAS Precipitation Forecast HPC Precipitation Forecast

We'll take it, so long as it doesn't come all at once :-)

The Sun comes back for mid-week, but so does the heat. Temperatures may well be able to break 90 on Wednesday before more showers/storms arrive later in that day and/or Thursday.

GFS - Max Temps - Tuesday GFS - Max Temps - Wednesday GFS - Max Temps - Thursday

Typical stuff here: heat from the deep south percolates northward following the end of previous rains. It keeps getting hotter until the next line of storms arrives, which will make use of that building energy and cool us back down. The circle of weather life ;-)

Going forward, the models are projecting near normal conditions around here as well for the next couple of weeks. Note that 'near normal' when averaging out 10 days worth of numbers can include (and accomodate) a few particularly warm or wet days, or even cool ones. That's the thing about 'normal' when referring to numbers. Temperatures on both extremes can cancel each other out to reveal a 'normal' average, when the weather was actually anything but.

6-10 Day Outlook - Temperature 6-10 Day Outlook - Precipitation

We'll have to see if the typical plains heat ends up making it hither, because the up-tick in moisture can mean some good stormy rains on the tin roof when the two combine.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

From the Storm Prediction Center (below): Click For a Larger Image

Activity Overview Storm Outlook Watches Potential Watches Storm Reports
Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
Current Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active NWS Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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