–Rain showers to rule the day
–Significant rainfall is possible early next week (2-3+ inches)
While no widespread significant threats will bother us for the next few days, next week’s heavy rainfall may cause some flooding issues. I’ll keep an eye on that.
We’ll see plenty of cloud cover today. Those clouds will, from time to time, produce some rain showers. Those rain showers will likely be with us through much of our Saturday. Rainfall amounts will be light, with most folks seeing about a quarter of an inch or so.
Sunday is still looking good! We might ought to enjoy that because next week is looking very wet!
Rain develops Monday night and increases in coverage and intensity as we go through Tuesday and Wednesday. At this time, a solid 2-3 inches of rain will be possible, maybe more. I’ll keep an eye on the flooding potential with that storm system.
Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast
Wx Hazards Across the Nation
The city of Birmingham, Alabama set a one-day snowfall record of 11 inches on this day in 1936.
On this day in 1977 the great “Buffalo Blizzard” finally began to show some mercy on the folks of Buffalo, New York. The storm had dropped a foot of snow on top of the three feet they already had before the storm moved in. Thanks to winds that gusted to 75 mph, some snow drifts reached 25 feet! Oh yeah, those same winds caused the wind chill factor to drop to 50 below zero.
You win, Buffalo, you win. haha
Friday Weather Funny
“Amy Resnik, wife of Chuck Resnik, touches the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA’s Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Chuck Resnik is the brother of late space shuttle Challenger astronaut Judy Resnik. The wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.”
Yesterday, the Storm Prediction Center changed the style of their Day 2 convective outlooks. Now, like the Day 1 outlook, the Day 2 outlooks will not only show the risk for severe weather (ie. slight, moderate, etc risk), but it will also show the probabilities for tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail. This is a nice improvement and will come in quite handy during the coming severe weather season!
You all have a great day!