Summery Type WeatherMay 20th, 2013 at 7:44 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Well, we did have some rain over the weekend. Showers and storms were scattered about. Some parts of the area had over an inch of rain. However, we did have plenty of dry time to be able to go to the big events. There was a stationary front near the region over the weekend. Now that boundary has pushed to our north as a warm front. So we are in a warm & humid Summer-like weather pattern now. Over the Midwest and Plains states they have also had a stuck weather pattern. Unfortunately, they have had a fair amount of severe weather recently including 2 dozen tornadoes in the last 24 hours.
This morning things settled down for a bit, but showers and storms will grow here and there this afternoon.
The big difference between here and there is the upper level winds. There are strong upper level winds over the Plains today which will provide support for more severe storms. Meanwhile, we have weak upper level winds. So we may see some heavy rain and a few strong storms, but we lack the potential for severe weather. We do have a lot of humidity around here. It isn’t off the charts, but it is moderate to high.
So today we will be warm and humid with some scattered showers and storms popping up this afternoon. Highs will be in the low 80s. Tomorrow we’ll see much of the same. On Wednesday it looks like the chance for rain lessens a bit. Then late Thursday into Friday we’ll pick up the rain chances again as a cold front approaches from the west. If this front moves through and clears the area, then we may be in for a treat next weekend. At the moment I’m calling for partly cloudy skies and highs in the 70s for Saturday and Sunday. However, some of the models hint at a few showers on Sunday. The front could stall out near the region. If that happens then we’ll have to update the forecast.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler