Steam and storms continue
No washouts, but plenty of showers and storms to dodge of late. That pattern will continue for the next few days.
Today and Tonight: Just like your weekend, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up throughout the day—however, they do appear to be getting started a little earlier for your Monday and could affect the morning drive in some spots. Storms should be fairly brief with downpours and frequent lightning possible. Highs will near 90-- especially in locations where rain holds off or takes longer to develop. Overnight will be muggy with a low in the mid 70s. Skies will go mostly clear late.
Up Next: Shower and storm activity should again be in swing on Tuesday before becoming more isolated on Wednesday. The end of the week will bring much lower rain chances. As rain moves out of the forecast, sun becomes more prevalent and highs will establish into the lower 90s. Lows will be muggy all week long-- never bottoming out beneath the mid 70s.
Forecast Discussion: An upper trough will gradually move through the Mid-Mississippi River valley this week before flattening out by Wednesday. A weak ridge will move over the Gulf South and should negate atmospheric moisture just enough to allow the showers and thunderstorms to back off. Of course, the more efficient warming of drier air and more solar radiation will result in slightly higher temperatures. Trough, ridge, ridge, trough-- and so goes the summer pattern.
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