Good Monday, folks. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… Rounds of showers and storms are pushing across the region. A few of these storms my be a little on the strong side. As we track the action today, we are also looking ahead toward the long Memorial Day weekend that’s ahead of us.
As always, we start with what’s going on out there today. Highs will generally be in the upper 70s and low 80s with very muggy air in place. That muggy air will help fuel the fire for showers and storms to go up. Locally heavy rains will be the main player, bringing a renewed high water threat.
Some of the storms may also produce small hail and gusty winds. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:
Additional showers and storms will be around on Tuesday, with locally heavy rains the main threat. Local high water issues ma be noted at anytime today through Tuesday.
We may actually catch a break in the storms by the middle of the week.
The storm threat increases again as we head into Memorial Day weekend. This is also when something tropical may get going down in the gulf of Mexico. Whatever happens with that system could impact our weather for the big weekend and into next week.
The Canadian Model has a developing storm that heads toward the central Gulf Coast states, then actually takes a ride into Kentucky. It does so by swinging a deepening trough into our region, picking up whatever is down there:
The European Model has the tropical system missing the trough, leaving the system to meander around for days:
The Icon Model looks to be taking a similar route:
I leave you with your Monday storm trackers:
Have a great day and take care.