8/28 – Rob Knight’s “Soggy Workweek” Forecast
An upper level ridge of high pressure is currently centered over the Appalachian Mountains. This has opened the area/region up to deeper Gulf/Caribbean moisture and minimal subsidence to inhibit convective development. Mid and upper level moisture has continued to rise locally, with a very saturated atmosphere in place.
The combination of minimal subsidence and ample moisture will create an environment conducive for numerous showers and thunderstorms today. Expect lower precipitation chances in areas east of I-55 and higher west of there. The current pattern will result in a relatively stagnant forecast with 40-60% coverage each day. In terms of temperatures, outside of storm influences, highs should be near climatology each day.
Moving into the weekend and early next week, not much will change…