06/28 Ryan’s “Rainy Night” Wednesday Forecast
It’s rainy again on the Gulf Coast, so our post-Cindy dry spell has finally come to an end. Expect the rain, associated with a broad area of disorganized low pressure along the coastline, to continue to move Northward across the area through tonight, tomorrow, and even parts of Friday. While no severe weather is expected, this morning’s tornado warnings reminded us that dangerous weather can still occur even if the environment is unfavorable. We will see between 1-3″ of rain with 4 or more inches possible in localized areas from now until Friday afternoon, which may cause problems with our already saturated ground and two rivers still above flood stage. Watch for rising water near rivers and in areas with historically poor drainage, otherwise risks will be minimal.
By Friday evening, drier air will begin to filter in which will limit convection and allow for the skies to clear some. By Saturday & Sunday, I’m expecting a return to our usual “summer pattern” with hot & moderately humid days leading to a few afternoon showers, but even these will be limited due to the drier air.
The beginning of the work week brings mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid-90s, and while these may begin bordering on “uncomfortable” as the humidity slowly builds back, this will allow for perfect summer holiday conditions and fireworks displays!