Change Coming Soon! And New Tornado Data.

May 1st, 2013 at 9:26 am by under Weather

Many folks are tired of seeing this:

Rain!

Rain!

We’ve been stuck in a cool, cloudy, and wet weather pattern for a few days now.  Finally, we will change things up over the next 24 hours.  We started this morning with a lot of rain across the metro area.

Super Doppler 10 (7:30 am)

Super Doppler 10 (7:30 am)

These scattered showers and drizzle will continue into the afternoon.  Like yesterday there will be a few peeks of sunshine during the afternoon as well.  Winds are stronger today out of the northeast.  They will be blowing at 10-20mph with gusts up to 30mph near the shore.  This is due to that stuck weather pattern that I’ve been talking about.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Tomorrow the high (H on the above map) is expected to sink to the southwest and sit closer to us.  There will also be some ridging overhead.  This will break up the weather pattern and yes….we’ll see some sunshine.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Tomorrow’s Forecast

The drier weather pattern will continue into the weekend.  We’ll have some comfortable weather with fair skies and highs mostly in the 60s.  A few 70s are possible, especially on Sunday.

On a national scale there will be a warm airmass over the central U.S., but some major cold weather will push out of Colorado and into the Plains states over the next couple of days.  Denver had highs near 80 just the other day, and today they are talking about 10-20 inches of snow.  Wow!

Finally, the American Meteorological Society sent me a link recently to a story that was posted by the Capital Weather Gang about some new tornado research.  It talks about how a varying 2nd downdraft in a thunderstorm may play a key role in tornado formation.  Here is the article: New Tornado Data

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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