Good morning bloggers,
If you live up to the north or east, then you may have awakened to some light rain. An area of rain greeted us this morning behind a weak cold front. The clouds associated with the area of rain will be slow to dissipate and temperatures should be 6 to 12 degrees cooler than yesterday.
Here is the 500 mb forecast showing the flow at around 18,000 feet above us. The heat wave creating machine, the anticyclone, is forecast to be southwest of us most of this week allowing these weak disturbances to rotate around it and over us.
The extreme heat will shift south and west and it will be trying to surge back our way at times. As long as the anticyclone stays southwest of us we will have some increased potential for these disturbances, like this mornings, to bring some rain to our local area. Today’s disturbance produced mostly a dying area of light rain. Let’s see how it sets up the rest of the week. Some spots will likely see a few heavier thunderstorms in this northwest flow pattern around the upper level ridge.
Have a great Monday morning. We will be debuting our new weather graphics system later in the week. Thanks for spending a few minutes reading the blog.