Midweek Weather Briefing: Rain chances quickly return...

Good Wednesday to everyone…

 

We have cool but very nice weather on Tuesday with plenty of sunshine. Unfortunately today we are not going to be able to pull off a second consecutive nice day…clouds and rainfall are returning to the region.

 

The weather today is going to be cloudy with periods of rain showers as a warm front is coming back north from the Gulf Coast Region toward the Southern Appalachians. Rainfall amounts do not look too heavy through the day but enough does exist to possibly ruin any outdoor plans you might have. Temps will remain on the cool side in the 50’s today.


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For tonight expect a relative lull in rain activity early…but later on showers may ramp up once again along this front thanks in part to a developing surface low that is moving from the Southern Plains northeast toward the Ohio Valley. That will bring a slug of moisture along the frontal boundary. The result will be increased wet weather late tonight and into Thursday…infact tomorrow looks to be a really active weather day. Early on the warm front will be a focus of moisture, then after it surges north a cold front will be moving toward the region. The cold front will push more showers in but we may be looking at a warmer and more unstable atmosphere on Thursday. Thunder cannot be ruled out.

 

 

Rainfall amounts through Thursday afternoon look to be in the ½ inch range on average.

 

The cold front will pass through late Thursday night, as that occurs and low pressure begins to form off the Mid-Atlantic coast, an intensifying wind gradient will begin to cover the entire region. We’ll have more on that in an update later today…

 

 

Have a great day!

 

Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network