Good Saturday morning bloggers,
We are tracking three storm systems the next 7 days as we sit about 17″ below average precipitation. We need a wet weather pattern to bring us out of this and three storm systems would, in most cases, be what the doctor ordered. However, these storm systems are not going to come close to what we need. We will have to watch #3 next weekend as it could bring some decent moisture.
Storm #1 is for today and it is what Gary likes to call a “Cloud Storm”. This means it is bringing clouds and maybe a sprinkle or flurry. There is activtity on ESP, but most of it is virga. It is evaporting before it reaches the ground.
MAP#1: LIVE ESP FROM 7 AM
After this weak storm system moves by, a cold front will sweep across the area tonight with a period of low clouds and a temperature drop to the teens by Sunday morning. Sunday will be sunny with highs in the low 30s, 10 degrees colder than today.
MAP #2: 3 PM SATURDAY
MAP #3: 9 AM SUNDAY
Today is storm system #1 and it looks good on paper, but is bringing just clouds and sprinkles/flurries.
MAP #4: UPPER LEVEL FLOW 6 AM SATURDAY
We then turn our attention to storm systems #2 and #3. #2 is for Wednesday-Thursday and will most likely stay south. If it can turn north when it is farther west, then we could get in on the comma head and receive some rain, .10″ to .50″ if we maximize the storm. The chance of seeing any measurable rain is 20%.
Storm #3 is for next weekend. The latest data has a decent amount of rain then some snow next weekend. We will see about this one as it is 7 days away and it will look different many more times. Whether we see any precipitation with this storm, it will be followed by a cold blast.
MAP #5: UPPER LEVEL FLOW MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT…SYSTEMS #2 AND #3
Have a great weekend!