Time posted: 12:18 am

Strong Storms Possible Today

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a system rumbling into town from the northwest, bringing the potential for a few strong thunderstorms. These boomers may also unleash some locally heavy rains. Yippee!

Some of the stronger storms may bring high winds and a touch of hail. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As mentioned, these storms may also put down a lot of rain in some areas. We will need to watch area creeks and streams for some, at least, local high water issues.

Additional showers and storms hang around into Wednesday as our system presses slowly through. This will help knock the temps down for the end of the week, with the likelihood for another system to bring more showers and storms into the weekend. A lot of rain may fall over the next week.

We will get into all that over the next few days. For now, I have you all set to do some Tuesday storm tracking…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great Tuesday and take care.


Time posted: 1:50 am

Active Setup Starts The Week

Good Monday to one and all. We have a potent system dropping into the region from the northwest this week. That bad boy will touch off some pretty healthy showers and thunderstorms across our neck of the woods.

Highs today are still pretty seasonal with high humidity levels bringing a bit of an uncomfortable factor to the mix. Scattered showers and storms will develop, especially this afternoon into the evening…

The storms rolling in here on Tuesday may be strong or locally severe. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Scattered showers and storms will then carry us into Wednesday as temps come down several degrees. There’s a chance we get a return of some, at least, scattered showers and storms later this week into the coming weekend…


That would help in keeping our temps in check. Speaking of keeping the temps in check, the European Weeklies continue to do just that through the middle of September…

That’s a lot of real estate across the country with below normal temps. Of course, that does NOT mean you can’t get some toasty days in there… You will. It just means the average temp between now and the middle of September may average a little below normal. That’s fine by me… It’s almost football time! 🙂

Make it a great day and take care.


Time posted: 1:10 am

Storms To Increase In The Days Ahead

Good Sunday, folks. We are wrapping up the first weekend of August with some typical steam in the air and a few storms on the move. The stormy times will ramp it up in the days ahead. I’ll break that pattern down and throw in some winter talk.

Temps today will run on the seasonally toasty side, with a few storms cranking up this afternoon and evening.

Here are your daily radars to watch the sky…

The showers and storms will increase late Monday as a storm system drops in from the northwest. This could bring strong storms our way on Tuesday.

Additional showers and storms likely linger into Wednesday, with another system possibly coming at us later in the week toward the weekend. All this should help keep temps running a little cooler than normal.

I promised you guys a little winter talk, so lets do this. I’ve already shared some early thoughts over the past month or two… I like the way the El Niño is forecast to setup. The placement in the central Nino region and the weak look to it, both argue for a winter trough across our region. That would be good news to cold and snow lovers.

The new seasonal run of the Canadian Model looks like the last run and is locked in on the trough idea…






That’s a heck of a look for winter lovers and would show a fast starting winter that lingers through March.

Have a great Sunday and take care.



Time posted: 1:31 am

A Few Weekend Boomers and Some Steam

Good Saturday, folks. We’ve made it to the first weekend of August and few showers and storms are on the weekend weather menu. This stormy pattern actually looks to roll right on into next week, with another potent system impacting our weather.

Isolated is the name of the storm game today, as temps are much more seasonal for this time of year. Still, a few decent boomers try to go up later in the afternoon and evening hours.

Here are your Saturday radars…

A few more showers and storms will be around on Sunday with similar temps and more humidity in the air.

The setup for next week is a warmer one early on, with cooler numbers showing back up later in the week. That transition is likely to provide us with another round of wet weather. Rounds of showers and storms look to dive in from northwest…

That’s a step that can deliver some strong storms and heavy rains. We will once again be on guard for high winds and local flash flooding.

This is all being pushed by a pretty sharp trough digging in for the middle and end of the week. It’s one that may actually try to cut off from the main flow, keeping the shower and thunderstorm threat going into the weekend. The Canadian Model is most aggressive with the cutoff low potential…

I’m going to fire up a little winter talk with tomorrow’s update. Can I get a collective “woot”? 🙂

Have a great Saturday and take care.



Time posted: 1:11 am

A Few Storms For The Weekend

Good Friday, folks. This first weekend of August is here and we look to be tracking more rounds of showers and storms. This action will be fairly scattered today, but should pick up the pace some as we roll through Saturday and Sunday.

I’m sure that’s exactly what you wanted to hear! 🙁

Let’s begin with where we are today and roll forward. Highs on this Friday will be in the 80s for the entire region. A storm or two will be noted throughout the day… Yama, Yada, Yada.

Track whatever is out there…

As mentioned, the showers and storms do increase as we head into the weekend, but it’s not close to being a washout. Here are the GFS rain numbers through Sunday night…

Any shower or storm action can put down enough rain to cause some local flooding issues to develop. Many areas picked up a lot of rain over the past week, so a cloudburst or two could cause issues.

Temps may come down some from where we are today.

The numbers rebound early next week, but a potent system diving in from the northwest may cause a few issues…

Strong storms and torrential rains will be possible during this time. All of this is coming from a another deep trough digging into the eastern half of the country…


Have a fantastic Friday and take care.