5/23 – Rob Martin’s “Needed Rain Coming” Monday Night Forecast

Finally, some decent rainfall graced a swath of the forecast area Monday night. The heavier rainfall stayed away for the most part over the weekend, as an area of low pressure in the eastern gulf pulled a lot of that rain to our east as it moved inland there. However, residual moisture and a lingering front draped across the area will still allow for some showers and storms into Tuesday. Occasional downpours are the main concern with this set-up. Cloud cover has actually acted as a stabilizing factor in the atmosphere, but we’re not out of the woods with storm and heavy rain potential.
At least several more days of unsettled weather will continue through the extended forecast period. The frontal boundary will reside just to our north through Tuesday before a situated a stronger storm system across the Central Plains will push eastward, driving it back southward as a cold front around Wednesday. At this time we’ll have the potential for widespread stronger storms with perhaps a severe one in the mix both Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday could actually end up being the heaviest hitter of the lot as the cold front finally gets through. Humidity will drop noticeably behind the front, also sending overnight temps to the lower 60s Thursday night. This will set up a very warm but sunny holiday weekend as high pressure builds across the region.

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