Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

Time posted: 7:04 pm

Updating The Torrential Rain Threat

Good evening, folks. It’s been a very stormy day for parts of the region, with torrential rains already causing issues. This, my friends, is a sign of things to come over the next several days as a stationary front teams up with what’s left of Gordon. Then, Florence will have to be reckoned with next week.

Showers and thunderstorms will be common Thursday into Friday as our front settles in, meeting up with the tropical air. That will fire up some strong storms that can put down tremendous rainfall numbers in a short period of time. This will lead to local flash flood issues.

What’s left of Gordon rides into Missouri then scoots eastward into the Ohio Valley over the weekend. That will enhance the rainfall and could deliver some strong to severe storms. Here’s the GFS through early next week…

The European Model is now in the fold, bringing some big rains into our region this weekend…

As what’s left of Gordon departs, a weakness in the atmosphere is left behind. This stretches from our region into the Gulf of Mexico and will serve as a conveyor belt for additional tropical moisture into our region through much of next week…

That can also cause heavy rain issues in our part of the world. You can also see powerful Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast at the end of those maps. Here’s the latest on this major hurricane…

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Look a what the European Does with this…

That takes it to the Mid-Atlantic and then up the east coast. Unfortunately, the GFS is doing the exact same thing…

Moral of the story is a major hurricane may impact the east coast next week

I leave you with your evening storm tracking toys…

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:43 am

Tropical Rains To Increase

Good Wednesday, folks. We have a very interesting setup for the rest of the week and into the upcoming weekend. A front is rolling our way and will slow down, potentially picking up what’s left of Gordon and bringing heavy rain to our part of the world.

Gordon moved ashore overnight along the Mississippi/Alabama border and is weakening rapidly today. The latest from the National Hurricane Center continues to bend the inland track slowly east…

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Here’s the interactive radar that will take you right into the core of the storm…

A cold front is slowly dropping in from the northwest and will become stationary across the region Thursday into Friday. This front will help get rounds of showers and storms going and those storms have plenty of tropical moisture to tap. Torrential rains are possible with the storms that go up.

That same front is draped across the Ohio Valley this weekend as the remnants of Gordon work into Missouri by early Saturday. That rolls eastward along the boundary later Saturday into Sunday, bringing widespread tropical rain producing thunderstorms our way. Here’s the GFS…

The Canadian is very similar…

Some high water issues are possible in the coming days. I can’t even rule out a few strong storms south and east of the track of the remnant low.

Temperatures will come way down, with several days in the 70s for highs.

As what’s left of Gordon moves away, it will likely leave behind a weakness in the atmosphere that can keep a few showers and storms going through next week. From there, we focus on the east coast to see if Florence can have an impact. The Canadian is a close call…

The GFS is similar and does a couple of loops in threatening the east coast through next week…

You can also see another tropical system developing in the Gulf. This is turning into another hyper-active September in the tropics.

As far as today is concerned… Showers and storms will go up as the day wears on. These storms will be capable of putting down some very heavy rains and will contain quite a bit of lightning.

I will hook you up with another update later today. For now, I leave you with your storm tracking tools…

 

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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