Archive for August 8, 2013

WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL RESUME… RAIN CHANCES SLOWLY INCREASE AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE WEEKEND

The weather pattern over the next few days is very typical for August. High pressure offshore will be close enough to keep rain chances on the low side on Thursday. However, with the increased humidity, it would not take much for a shower or thunderstorm to develop. Chances of rain are only around 20%. As we head towards the weekend, a very slow moving cold front will increase the chances of showers and storms, especially to our west. The precipitation potential for the next several days shows much higher rainfall potential for areas just to our west. Locally heavy rain is possible in some areas. As has been the case several times this year, it is very hard for weather forecasters to pinpoint what areas will see the heaviest rain. I wonder if someday computer models will be sophisticated enough to predict what area will get the storms and the areas that will not. The front, which is now well to our northwest,┬áis expected to stall nearby over the weekend keeping our weather on the unsettled side… The tropics (Atlantic Basin) remain on the quiet side. You have to wonder whether the earlier predictions of an active season will come to fruition. I heard a report that Colorado State University has scaled back their predicted number of storms. Things could change quickly so we cannot drop our guard.

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