Good Monday, everybody. Tropical Depression Nate pulls away from the state today, leaving behind record setting rains. Just because Nate moves away doesn’t mean we are going to dry things up. Another rain maker is moving in for the next few days.
The tropical rains produced a general 2″-5″ rain for much of the region, with locally higher amounts. Lexington’s rain numbers were impressive. Here’s a breakdown:
- 3.73″ of rain fell on Sunday
- That’s the 2nd wettest October day on record
- The 6th wettest fall day on record
- The 18th wettest day overall on record
Leftover showers will be noted this morning, with drying skies working in during the afternoon. Track Nate out of town:
The next system quickly moves in later tonight into Tuesday with more showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms may be strong, as the action carries us through Wednesday:
That setup can put down another inch of rain in some areas over the next few days:
Again, this is about as active as you will EVER find our weather pattern in October.
Cooler air filters in briefly behind that, but will be nothing like what it could have been. I’ve been warning you that the tropics are dominating the overall pattern and they continue to alter the setup. In prior years of hyper active hurricane seasons that lasted into October, the pattern often flipped very cold once into November.
Something tropical may try to develop in the Caribbean and work into the Gulf of Mexico again. The Canadian has this and has a deep trough diving into the east:
At this point in our mega-hurricane season, nothing would surprise me.
Have a great day and take care.