We have a wet week in store for our area! But first, Sunday is looking hot and dry for a great many of us, though we can’t rule out an isolated storm in the heat of the afternoon and evening. On Monday, a frontal system begins approaching and that will lead to scattered showers and storms by afternoon. Those rain chances continue into the night. Tuesday looks wet for just about everyone but that activity should taper off as we get into the night. More storms are expected on Wednesday before another frontal system brings even more widespread rain chances for Thursday. Any storm that develops this week could be strong, with damaging wind gusts being the main threat. By the time the week is over, rainfall totals of 3-5 inches are expected to be common across the plateau.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Sunday: Partly cloudy and hot. Slight risk for an isolated afternoon storm. Southwest wind 5 mph.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing by afternoon. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest winds at 5 mph.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday: Scattered showers and storms likely.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
The plateau is highlighted in “general thunderstorms” for today. The severe weather is found across the US/Canada border of the northeast U.S.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Tomorrow
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in the marginal risk for severe weather for Monday and Tuesday. The graphic below shows the various threats for Monday, which are nearly identical to Tuesday’s. The upper left shows the t-storm risk, which our area being in the marginal risk for severe weather. The upper right shows the tornado risk and the lower left shows the hail risk. Neither of those threats are expected. The lower right shows the damaging wind threat from straight-line winds. That is the reisk we will most likely face from any stronger storms.
Severe Weather Safety Tips
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today. Notice it suggests isolated storms in the afternoon and early evening.
On This Day
1957- Sparta records its greatest one-day rainfall ever, with 6.10″.
1999- A Livingston farmer is injured as lightning strikes the fence he was touching, leaving him unconscious. A neighbor performs CPR. The farmer is taken to the hospital and recovers.
1982 – Single “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor from “Rocky III” soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance).
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That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope!
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