Rain from Barry slowly showing up

Good Monday, folks. What’s left of Hurricane Barry is working northward across the Mississippi Valley and is slowing rolling our way. This will increase the threat for tropical rain producing showers and storms over the next few days.

As usual, we begin with what’s cracking out there today. Humidity levels are way, way up there, leading to scattered showers and storms. Any storm that goes up may put down heavy rain and be strong. It is important to note that the greatest concentration of showers and storms today is across the west. This is also the area with the best chance at seeing a few severe storms.

Here are your Monday tracking tools:

The rain from Barry then slowly slides east across the state Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the potential for more showers and storms. Heavy rainfall continues to be a good bet, but it’s not raining all the time. Once again, local flash flooding issues may develop.

A big heat ridge is going to build in from the plains into the Great Lakes later this week into the weekend. Some clusters of thunderstorms may dive in here ahead of this at some point and that’s something to watch for. A few days of heat are a good bet, but the hottest air appears to bypass us to the north.

If you recall, the medium range models and seasonal models were all advertising some cooler shots diving into the eastern half of the country for the middle of this month. Obviously, Barry changed the pattern, but should we give up on those cooler shots? Once Barry completely gets out of the way, the original signal for cooler temps comes back:

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Have a wonderful Monday and take care.

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