Rounds of storms through the weekend

Good Thursday, folks. Tropical rain producing showers and thunderstorms rolled into the state on Wednesday, kicking off  a very active setup. Torrential rains will fall from the storms that continue through the upcoming weekend as moisture from Gordon kicks in.

Showers and thunderstorms will be common Thursday into Friday as our front settles in, meeting up with the tropical air. That will fire up some strong storms that can put down tremendous rainfall numbers in a short period of time. This will lead to local flash flood issues.

What’s left of Gordon rides into Missouri then scoots eastward into the Ohio Valley over the weekend. That will enhance the rainfall and could deliver some strong to severe storms. Here’s the GFS through early next week:

The European Model is now in the fold, bringing some big rains into our region this weekend:

As what’s left of Gordon departs, a weakness in the atmosphere is left behind. This stretches from our region into the Gulf of Mexico and will serve as a conveyor belt for additional tropical moisture into our region through much of next week:

That can also cause heavy rain issues in our part of the world. You can also see powerful Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast at the end of those maps. Here’s the latest on this major hurricane:

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Look a what the European Does with this:

That takes it to the Mid-Atlantic and then up the east coast. Unfortunately, the GFS is doing the exact same thing:

Moral of the story is a major hurricane may impact the east coast next week

I leave you with your daily dose of storm tracking tools:

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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