Rain a Bit More Promising?

August 5, 2009

One thing I learned when forecasting weather was that after a vacation, you need a couple of days to pick up on all the little specifics in the forecast. For instance, large, intense clusters of storms formed yesterday from Missouri to Kentucky, and now to Arkansas and Mississippi. These clusters have organized to the point that we may at least see some of the outflow off of those storms make it into our area today. That could help generate a few storms. While rain chances won’t be huge, the storms that develop could be fairly intense. Now for your forecast details.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 30% chance for afternoon storms. Highs will be in the middle 90s, with southwesterly wind around 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated evening storms possible. Lows will be in the lower to middle 70s, with light and variable wind.

Thursday: Partly sunny with another 30% chance for thunderstorms. This will keep us in the mid 90s for highs.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear and warm. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s.

Friday through Monday: Heat and humidity will be the story in the beginning. Rain chances will climb from 10-20% on Friday to 30% on Saturday to the 40-50% range for Sunday and Monday. Regardless of rain, the humidity will be an issue each day. We’re talking highs around 97 on Friday falling to about 94 on Sunday and Monday with a heat index around 103-105 each afternoon. As we know it has been, and could be MUCH worse. If those storms look fun later today I’ll update.

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2 Responses to “Rain a Bit More Promising?”

  1. Laura said

    What you need to do is include some St. Louis weather forecasts in this here blog. That would be way more interesting….

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