Joe’s Blog: Much Needed Rain Set To Arrive This Week

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On the heels of a mostly dry month of May, beneficial rain will arrive this week. Low-end drought conditions have returned to that area due to the lack of rain recently.  A cold front will start to push into the area late on Memorial Day with a chance of a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. This front will stall in the area on Tuesday with occasional scattered rain chances.

The rain on Monday night and Tuesday will be scattered but a change in the upper level pattern will increase our chances of seeing storm complexes rolling in from the northwest. This time of year we typically see these “MCS” complexes from in this northwest flow. This really starts for us on Wednesday into Thursday.

The best chance to see some heavier rain will come in Wednesday night into Thursday with a large complex of storms. There will be a limited chance to also see some gusty winds and small hail within this complex.

Early indications are we could pick up a couple of inches of rain from this system.

Cooler, near average weather will follow this rain for the end of the week.


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