Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stormy Weekend Coming?

Even though we had below normal (10-20%) rain coverage today, the few spots under the slow movers received 2-3" in less than 2 hours.  Go a couple of blocks either side of the storms and you only heard thunder.  That's Summer in the South.  Storms build 7-8  miles up in the atmosphere yet can be only 5-10 miles wide.   I expect that pattern to continue for the next 2 days.  However, changes are coming for the weekend as another unusually strong east coast trough will bring a cool front close late Friday into Saturday stalling out along the Gulf Coast.  That should increase our daily shower chances back above normal (40-50%) thru early next week.  Sometimes a weak front can drop off our coast and low pressure forms enhancing tropical rainfall.  We need to be paying attention to the Gulf next week as the MJO goes favorable.  Stay tuned!

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