70s Continue…Heavy Rain Producing Thunderstorm Clusters by Mid-Week

Yesterday’s high of only 68 degrees was certainly anything but normal, occurring at a time when our temperatures should be well into the 80s! We will receive a bit more warmer weather this afternoon as temperatures climb back above the 70 degree mark, but not by much.

A weak disturbance passing through this afternoon could touch off a stray shower or thunderstorm, especially after 2pm, however this activity will be widely scattered and most stay dry this afternoon. Winds will be a bit on the breezy side but still pleasant for outdoor activities.

The impressive amount of heat on the west coast will begin to move eastward over the next few days setting up an area of high pressure over the south-central plains. This pattern typically results in our edge being impacted by several clusters of thunderstorms which often produce heavy rains. These types of patterns usually hold for a few days and it appears that will take place in the Wednesday through Friday time frame. A few severe storms can’t be ruled out with this type of pattern but it will take a couple of more days worth of model data to sort out those details.

The Weather Prediction Center is already advertising healthy rains in the area with a current potential to see 3 inches or more in the region by the time we reach Friday.

Temperatures will gradually warm back into the 80s by Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely for most of the day.