8/5 – Brittany’s “Pleasant” Friday Afternoon Forecast

The area is currently still between high pressure to our west and and the Bermuda high pressure to our east and a weak mid level inverted trough over the area. Still basically in the same pattern as the previous days continuing through this weekend. Storms start up over the Gulf and then move inland, along with other storms cropping up on seabreezes or outflow boundaries later in the day before all dissipating around or after sunset, then wash, rinse and repeat. Although any storms that form could produce some very heavy rainfall rates, with PWs  down closer to average for this time of year (1.7 to 1.9 in) and slightly faster storm motions should help limit flash flooding potential especially compared to previous days.

Long term, the upper level ridging to our west begins to build up and so the Bermuda high builds westward as well. By mid to late next week an upper level trough begins to dig down in the eastern part of the CONUS. The weak trough still remains around the Gulf. Still have southeasterly onshore flow continues to bring moisture into the area. Daily thunderstorm potential continues through pretty much all of next week.

 

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