A warmer and more humid airmass has moved into the region. That will help lead to scattered showers and storms for Friday, very similar to what we saw on Thursday. By the weeekend, hot high pressure moves overhead and that will reduce rain chances to the “isolated” category, with that chance being greatest in the afternoon. A new frontal boundary begins moving our way for the start of the new workweek, bringing back higher rain and storm chances.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Friday: A 50% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening. West wind at 5 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: A slight chance for an isolated shower or storm, especially in the afternoon and evening. Calm wind.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. South wind at 5 mph.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Widespread severe weather is not expected over the next five days, but anyone with outdoor plans will need to keep a close eye on the radar. Any storm that develops will have cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at midnight. Notice the scattered nature of todays’s showers and storms. Not everyone will get them, but the ones that do could recieve very heavy rainfall.
On This Day
1883 – Krakatoa Volcano exploded in the East Indies. The explosion was heard more than 2500 miles away, and every barograph around the world recorded the passage of the air wave, up to seven times. Giant waves, 125 feet high and traveling 300 mph, devastated everything in their path, hurling ashore coral blocks weighing up to 900 tons, and killing more than 36,000 persons. Volcanic ash was carried around the globe in thirteen days producing blue and green suns in the tropics, and then vivid red sunsets in higher latitudes. The temperature of the earth was lowered one degree for the next two years, finally recovering to normal by 1888.
Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average
Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.
Highest temp expected today: 115 degrees (red star)
Coolest high temp expected today: 44 degrees (blue star)
Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average
Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.
Warmest overnight low expected: 92 degrees (red star)
Coolest overnight low expected: 31 degrees (blue star)
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
This map is from 4:00 pm Wednesday to 4:00 pm Thursday.
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The tropics continue to look active over the next week. The National Hurricane Center expects both of these areas of low pressure to evolve into depressions and possible tropical storms by early next week. I’ll be tracking them!
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