Updated - Storms return today

A cold front comes in and finally brings a widespread rain today. Temperatures from here on out will start a cooling trend.

Updates Below (most recent 9:45am)

Welcome to your Tuesday!

A cold front approaches today and will bring some needed relief around here from both heat and dry ground. Admittedly, folks in the eastern mountain counties have already seen plenty of rain over the past few days, but this time around everyone gets a shot at it. Here's a look at the timing:

NAM - SimRadar - 2pm Tuesday NAM - SimRadar - 8pm Wednesday

 Given the fact that we've gone a while without rain or thunder, the indications are that we'll be getting a sampling of each today:

HAS Precipitation Forecast HPC Precipitation Forecast

 I will probably have to update this post later this morning for when the updated SPC products come out, but here's what it looked like during the initial look for where severe weather may occur:

...Lining up pretty closely with the axis of heavier showers. This particular front axis won't come through until after lunch-time, so there's a good chance at some sneaky slips of sunshine to help destabilize the atmosphere for when the real action approaches.

It's really only looking like a one-day event, as the front kicks the moisture out (along with the reminants of Tropical Storm Beryl) and high pressure replaces it. Here's the look on HPC:

HPC - Wednesday

But boy do we ever have some nice weather stopping by for the middle part of the week. Temperatures finally stop the streak of 90+ degree weather, and the cooldown lasts all the way into the weekend. Sunhine resturns Wednesday and Thursday, but check out these numbers:

GFS - MaxTemps - Tuesday GFS - MaxTemps - Wednesday GFS - MaxTemps - Thursday

Pretty soon, high temperatures won't even be making it to the 80s. Now that's some nice weather to start off the month of June (if you ask me anyway) ;-)

Update (9:45am) - The Storm Prediction Center has put us in the "Slight Risk" category for severe weather this afternoon. Here's the breakdown:

SPC - Hail Threat SPC - Wind Threat SPC - Tornado Threat

The higher threats are well north and east of us, so this ends up being a pretty typical set-up for us. Tornadoes do not appear to be an issue with these storms, but small hail certainly can show up along with the potential for gusty winds if you catch a storm just right (or wrong, as the case may be).

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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