Warm, Humid, And Some Storms

October 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 am by under Weather

There is a large swath of moisture across the eastern 3rd of the United States.  Along with that an area of low pressure in the Tennessee Valley and a couple of fronts are creating several areas of rain.

Satellite/Radar This Morning

Scattered showers and storms will continue to increase through the early afternoon here in our region.  We are not under at slight risk for severe weather.  However, if we get some sunshine peeking out; then we could get a few strong storms and heavy rain.  Overall, we will see about a quarto to half inch of rain, but a few places may get up to an inch if you’re lucky.  The area of low pressure to our west is not moving east.  Instead it will be moving due north into Ohio.  That is testament to the larger blocking pattern that I mentioned in yesterday’s blog.

Today’s Forecast Map

The cold front to the west will either: 1. Stall out, 2. fall apart, or 3. only dry us out and not cool us down.  So tomorrow the models are calling for only isolated-scattered showers and storms along with highs in the mid 80s.  We’ll stay warm on Thursday and Friday.  Then a nice cold front will move through on Saturday and drop the highs to the mid 70s.  By Sunday we’ll see highs in the mid-upper 60s.  That will be some of the coolest weather that we will have seen since last June.

In the tropics Nadine is still going.  It is now a tropical storm, and will try to brush the Azores islands once again in the next couple of days.  There is also an area of interest south of Nadine that the National Hurricane Center has an eye on. No pun intended.

The tropics

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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