Today’s forecast can be summed up by the radar image above. We’ve been pestered with showers all morning, but the real stuff is just to our south and west and it’s slowly moving this way. There will be breaks from time to time, but this stuff extends all the way to Louisiana. It’s just a good weekend to stay inside. Any plans you have today, or hope to have, can be summed with, “Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise!” (haha) We’re still expecting 2-4″ of total rainfall this weekend across the plateau.
We could hear some rumbles of thunder but there will be no severe weather. The heaviest rainfall will taper off by noon Sunday. Showers will then pester us the rest of the day. Next week looks wet and mild. We may have drier weather work its way in here for Monday and Tuesday but the rain will be too close to call that just yet.
The battle of the seasons appears to have begun in earnest. Winter weather is just to our northwest, while the Southeast is shrouded in clouds and milder temperatures. Earlier this winter we had tons of cold air and hardly any moisture. Now, we have tons of moisture and hardly any cold air. We still have several weeks of winter left. If these two can just meet up one time, we’ll have a doozy of a winter storm on our hands.
There’s no indication of such a winter storm just yet, but I’ll keep a watch out for it! Also, the dry conditions that I’ve been talking about are about to be a thing of the past. By the end of next week there’ll be no more mention of dryness from me for a while! ha
You all stay dry today and remember we have flood watches that extend through Sunday. Treat that water with respect and always remember it has the power to easily take you out of this world. Never, ever, ever drive across flooded roads. Turn around, don’t drown.
You all have a great weekend! I’ll post updates as they’re needed!