The large storm system that has been keeping things unsettled and stormy for us and really the entire Midwest continues to edge its way eastward toward us, keeping things breezy, humid, and a little damp today. In the wake of Sunday night’s severe storms that produced heavy rain and strong winds, there are still a number of Flood Warnings in effect for today and even some that won’t expire for a couple of additional days while severe weather remains a concern for us in the short term. Look for occasional sunshine today that may work to destabilize the atmosphere, settting the stage for some strong thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening. Right now the biggest concern appears to be damaging wind gusts that may topple or completely uproot trees. We’ll also have to keep an eye on rainfall amounts as soils are very soggy and can’t hold much more if any additional moisture. The rainfall from today’s showers doesn’t appear to be as heavy as Sunday’s but even a small dose now would make things worse, so the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the eastern part of our viewing area. There is also a marginal tornado threat and of course a chance for some hail in some of the stronger storms.
This post was written by tschmidt on May 20, 2013