While we’ve enjoyed some pleasant, sun filled weather over the past couple of afternoons, we still could use a little more rain for our lawns, fields, and gardens to keep things green and from the looks of our current forecast for the next few days, there will be at least a couple of opportunities to get some rain in the area. The storm system that is responsible for producing our gusty winds today will eventually spread some showers and thunderstorms across the area tomorrow, tomorrow night, and Thursday. Right now, it looks like there will be enough moisture available and energy in that storm system to squeeze out half an inch or more of rainfall locally between Wednesday and Thursday which would be a nice start. There will be a chance for a few isolated or hit-and-miss thunderstorms in the area tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and evening with more widespread showers and thunderstorms tomorrow night into early Thursday. There may be a couple of round of thunderstorms Thursday as the cold front with that approaching storm system slowly pushes through the area. There appears to be a chance for some strong or severe storms later tomorrow, mainly to our west with a better chance of large hail and some strong winds in those storms across the heart of our local area Thursday as things will be just a little more unstable. We’ll have get a break from the shower and thunderstorm activity Friday with sunshine and 70s expected before another storm system moves in for the weekend. Right now, we’ll have to keep an eye on Saturday and then late Sunday night into Monday morning or midday as the best chance for showers and possibly severe thunderstorms.
This post was written by tschmidt on May 22, 2012