8/21 – Rob’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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A few showers and t-storms developing this morning and this trend should continue as the daily thunderstorm routine will remain through today. But instead of getting drier, we will begin to see a deeper surge of moisture from the gulf moving into the area. The first of these comes Thursday. A second surge moves in for Friday. Moisture values remain elevated through the atmosphere as Thursday will be the transition to a more tropical environment as values will rise.

This remains the case into Friday and could even remain into the weekend. Friday should bring heavier rainfall somewhere along the gulf coast since a better focus will be provided in the form of an easterly wave which will help cause additional lift. This could cause some flooding concerns for those that find themselves where the bulk of this moisture moves ashore. The area moving in on Friday is the tropical environment with an abundance of showers/t-storms near the Yucatan this morning. This moisture is on the east side of an area of low pressure but will eventually be funneled north along the tropical wave moving west over the central gulf.

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