A large zone of rain is ready to blossom just to our west / southwest over the next 24 hours. And while we could use a nice day or two of soaking rain, the bulk of this rain will miss us just to the southwest Wednesday then head well south of the region Thursday. But, there will be a slight chance for sprinkles or a couple of isolated showers in our southern counties Wednesday.
Forecast clouds and radar early Wednesday morning
Most of Wednesday’s rain just south of the viewing area
Slight risk for a sprinkle or shower well to the south by the evening
Temperatures on Wednesday will once again only reach the lower to mid 80s with easy to take humidity. Breezes will be light. So all in all, another beauty of a day!!
Thursday looks like another very nice day with a slight chance for an afternoon shower in far southern sections or just out of our viewing region. Highs barely reach the mid 80s.
Friday will have a weak disturbance passing overhead with an unstable atmosphere developing. Moisture is rather limited but I think enough is in place to support a 20% chance of isolated showers or t-storms. Highs again in the mid 80s.
Long Range Outlook
Temperatures will inch back up into the upper 80s to perhaps 90 for Monday and Tuesday. Both days should remain sunny and dry as well. The pattern then becomes more interesting and active for the second half of the week as another breakdown in the ridge occurs. Typically, a hot ridge of high pressure builds into place and just cooks our region. This year however has been quite a contrast from typical. As this ridge breaks down, cooler temperatures will again move in but also with higher rain chances.
GFS model in long range outlook
Model forecast rainfall projections next Thursday. More active look across the region
Climate Prediction Center’s temperature 8 to 14 day temperature outlook. Once again, “below average” !
Temperature departure from average for July. Very cool across the Plains, Midwest into Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley