Storms increase for the week ahead

Good Sunday, folks. We have an increase in clouds out there today, and those clouds may spit out a shower or storm. This is all part of a pattern that will increase our storm chances as we get ready to flip the calendar from August to September.

Can Hurricane Harvey bring rain our way later this week? That’s still somewhat up in the air.

Highs today range from the upper 70s to low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. Isolated showers and storms may flare up in the afternoon and evening:

The threat for showers and storms will then increase Monday and Tuesday, as an upper level low moves in:

Locally heavy rains will be possible, especially if we can tap a little moisture from that system developing off the east coast. That may become a named storm.

From there, our weather pattern is dictated by what happens with Hurricane Harvey. This system is still drifting across Texas, producing tremendous amounts of rain:

cone graphic

What happens to Harvey in the coming days? The operational models are all over the place, but the Canadian and NAM both bring this over the Gulf and into Louisiana in a few days:

If that’s the case, a trough digging into the region by Thursday and Friday could pick up, at least, some of that moisture and bring it in here.

If Harvey continues to hang around Texas through much of next week, another trough working in here by Sunday and Labor Day may pick up some of what’s left:

That’s a potent cool shot showing up behind that:

 

Enjoy your Sunday and take care.

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