8/3 – Brittany’s “Wet Pattern Continues” Wednesday Evening Forecast

Looks like one more day of anomalously high moisture levels before some drying occurs. Now…that doesn`t mean we`re going to have totally dry and sunny days, but showers and thunderstorms won`t be nearly as numerous as the last several days. Drying can be observed to  our north on water vapor satellite loops and it`s sinking slowly southward, but it looks like it`ll be another 24 hours or so before it arrives. The center of mid level rotation will continue to sink southward into the Gulf and eventually move westward toward the Texas coast on Friday. Precipitable water values remain above 2 inches today, and those levels will continue for much of tomorrow before drying out. We`ll continue with the high PoPs tomorrow, and the marginal threat of excessive rainfall will continue. Convection should hold most temperatures in the 80s tomorrow considering the convective temperatures noted in the forecast soundings. Highs will be closer to normal on Friday.

The briefly “drier” conditions on Friday won`t last long with moisture levels returning to around 2 inches by Saturday afternoon or Sunday. This will bring a return to higher chances of showers and thunderstorms by about Sunday, continuing into mid-week before another northern stream trough tries to dig into the area for the end of next week. This should keep us from seeing extreme temperatures for much of next week, but it won`t help us dry out much. A few weeks ago, we had areas hoping for rain. Now some of the same areas are hoping for it to stop.

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