8/12 – The Chief’s “Another Wet Day” Friday Morning Forecast

The upper high pressure over Colorado this morning will gradually build southeastward over the next few days, even as the trough to our northeast continues to dig toward the Atlantic Coast. While the frontal boundary to our north may never actually pass through the local area at the surface, there are certainly signs that drier air aloft will filter into the area over the next several days, albeit slowly.

That won’t help us today, though. Another day of scattered to numerous showers and storms for most of the area. While most areas will see at least a little rain, once again, there’ll be a few “hot spots” that could get multiple inches of rain in an hour. As has been the case for much of the last week, most of the shower and thunderstorm activity will wane toward sunset as instability diminishes.

As we see less development of clouds and thunderstorms going into the weekend, that’ll allow high temperatures to creep up a bit with more areas getting into the lower 90s on Sunday. With as much rain as has fallen over the last couple of weeks, any drier air won’t likely result in a drop in humidity on Sunday, as the ground remains pretty wet in a lot of areas. Sunday’s weather pattern looks to hold on through at least Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon precipitation chances more along the lines of 30-40 percent as compared to the 60 percent and higher over the last several days.

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