A lot of rain on the way

Good Monday, folks. It’s Christmas week, but mother nature didn’t get the memo. The pattern this week is a very mild and very wet on across our part of the world. Rounds of heavy rain are on the way, and that could cause some high water issues at some point over the next week.

The first round of showers moves in today from west to east. This action isn’t especially heavy, but should increase some later tonight. Track the drops:

 

 

Temps will really spike later Tuesday into Wednesday with readings likely hitting the low 60s. That comes with a price as rounds of showers and some thunderstorms work across the region:

GFS

The simulated radar from the NAM indicates some possible convection Wednesday night…

NAM

That action likely scoots through here with some cooler air coming in for Christmas Eve.

Clouds quickly return on Christmas Day as another surge of very mild air pushes in. That’s likely to be accompanied by more in the way of rain and some thunder…

GFS 2

Any breaks in the clouds could allow for temps to hit 70 degrees next weekend. It’s at this point we find the usual model differences. This morning’s run of the GFS has a potent storm system taking more of a southern track from next Sunday into early the following week…

GFS 3

That even hints at the possibility of some wintry weather as that low swings by.

The big story continues to be the potential for heavy amounts of rain and local high water issues. Check out the numbers from the GFS over the next week:

GFS Snow

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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