Tropical moisture is combining with a slow-moving upper low to crank out heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms. These spiraling bands of storms will continue through the end of the week, keeping our flash flood threat going.
Here are some thoughts on the setup:
- The storms come at us in waves, generally moving from southwest to northeast or from south to north.
- With the unusually high amount of moisture, these storms will be able to produce torrential rainfall.
- Storms can put down a quick few inches of rain in a short amount of time.
- Many areas finish the week in the 1″-3″ range, but local 4″+ are also possible.
- A few storms may pulse up to severe levels, but this isn’t a widespread setup for any severe storm action.
- The storms won’t be constant, so you will be able to get in on some dry times.
A strong cold front drops in over the weekend with temps spiking ahead of it and dropping behind it. Scattered showers and storms will also be noted during this time, especially along the front on Sunday.
This precedes a deeper trough digging in across the region into early next week. This sets the stage for much better weather.