Not Breaking News: More storms in the forecast

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. We have another huge upper level low spinning across the Ohio Valley this weekend, bringing additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms our way. This fits the pattern we seem to be stuck in for 2018.

Today’s showers and storms will increase in the afternoon and evening, bringing a local flash flood threat. These boomers can put down a tremendous amount of rain in a short period of time.

Track away:

The upper low wants to hang around into early next week…

That would keep scattered showers and storms going, with another upper low ready to sweep in behind that for the second half of next week. As a matter of fact, additional upper level systems show up over the next few weeks. This animation does not look like something from the heart of August:

That’s actually pretty crazy to see at any time of year, let alone in August and would lead to temps averaging out cooler than normal, with much above normal rainfall. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms look to be common during this time.

The Ensembles continue to be on board with a lot of real estate across the country coming in with temps below normal. Here’s the 5 day average deep into August:

Have a sensational Saturday and take care.

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