Your Sunday Look Ahead

Good afternoon, folks. Some folks are a little sleepy-eyed today, but that extra hour of sunshine is more than worth it. We are putting the wraps on a gorgeous weekend in the bluegrass state, but the overall pattern going forth isn’t so nice. It’s back to a stormy pattern for the foreseeable future.

The first wave of showers and thunderstorms rolls in late Monday and continues into Tuesday. From there, we get systems to move across the state every couple of days.

If we look at the computer model rainfall numbers for the next 10 days, we continue to find the stormy look…




If we expand that run of the GFS out to 16 days, the numbers keep going up…

The overall signal from the GFS Ensembles suggests a lot of thunderstorm action from the plains into our region…

Did you really expect something else? Our historically wet pattern shows no signs of slowing down.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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5 Responses to Your Sunday Look Ahead

  1. Terry says:

    Yay more rain! LOL. I am nearing 17 inches on the year which is about tied with both 2018 and 2019 seasons-to-date. Only difference, I had a little less in February this year but had more in January, keeping the status quo so to speak. I was and still am hoping for a west trend in the rain so I can dry out a bit. The past three weeks haven’t been AS WET but still saturated down here. Poor palms need warm and dry to start growing good for the new growing season.

    • Illinois Mike says:

      Wow, what a difference in precipitation from your area compared to the Chicago area! So far this year, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has received just 3.57 inches of liquid-equivalent precipitation, while the NWS forecast office in Romeoville has received 3.88 inches of liquid-equivalent precipitation.

      We are expecting around a half-inch or so from Monday afternoon through Monday night, but only light amounts the remainder of the week.

      • Terry says:

        I know that you average less than my area on an annual basis but it looks like the wet pattern may also include your area going forward over the next several weeks. Insane numbers on the GFS below and hopefully that doesn’t happen. Yikes!

  2. Coffeelasy says:

    Thanks Chris. While I not happy about the prospect of more rain, today is an absolutely beautiful Sunday! Went outside and just sat on the son for a little while. It was wonderful. Have to travel to Lexington on Tuesday for dr appt and Wednesday for pre op tests. I was hoping we’d have dry weather for that but I guess not. Anyway enjoy the rest of today.

  3. Illinois Mike says:

    It hit 67 degrees Sunday at O’Hare Airport, and 66 at the NWS forecast office in Romeoville in the SW suburbs. Warmest day since last October 21st!

    Long way from the record high for the date though, which was 78 degrees in 2000.

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