Archive for June 9, 2013

WARM AND HUMID WEATHER ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASING ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY

We are entering the time of year when humidity levels reach a point that any weather disturbance can cause a shower or thunderstorm to develop at almost any time of the day. Of course, the afternoon and evenings are prime time for storm development. This is primarily due to daytime heating from the sun. Instability levels normally reach their highest point in the afternoons. However, sometimes showers and storms develop in the late night and early morning hours when conditions are right and the flow aloft supports development of convection. Warm fronts moving through the area sometimes cause our morning rainfall at this time of year, especially when very humid air masses move into the region. However, as I stated earlier, afternoons and evenings are when we normally see the storms develop.┬áThe current weather pattern today (Sunday) is one where we could see a shower or storm develop, but coverage isn’t expected to be that extensive today according to most weather forecasters. Our chance of rain will ramp up somewhat on Monday out ahead of an approaching front well to our west. A rather moist flow from the south and southwest ahead of this front will make for ideal conditions for heavy rainfall in some areas Monday through Tuesday. Rain chances are forecast to decrease on Wednesday only to return later in the week. If this forecast holds, I don’t think that your lawn will need to be watered for a while. The tropical Atlantic is quiet for now.

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