Active Pattern Begins Today

Hopefully you were able to get all of your outdoor chores done this past weekend as our pattern is set to change.¬†After enjoying several dry and pleasant days things are going to change beginning with today as a slow moving trough of low pressure that’s been hanging to the west of the area starts to make eastward progress. What this means is we will transition to more of a southwesterly flow aloft which will cause a surge of moisture to advance in our direction.

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Today moisture will begin to increase from the south leading to increased cloud cover and slightly cooler temperatures. Highs are expected to be in the lower 80s. By the afternoon hours some scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible, however not everyone will see the rain. Any severe weather looks to hold off well to the west of the area.

Wednesday is a different story as forcing arrives during the afternoon hours and increasing amount of instability could combine to produce a round of severe storms if not in the area very close by. We’ll continue to monitor this potential over the next 24 hours. Right now the main threats appear to be large hail and damaging winds primarily. Temperatures will remain warm despite plenty of clouds, with lower 80s expected again.

Near daily chances of showers and thunderstorms continue for the rest of the week with highs in near 80. While everyday will not be a complete washout by any means, don’t be surprised to have a few active hours each day.¬†With all of the moisture in place heavy rainfall could also become a concern as well for areas that see repeated storm activity.

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