Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A Wet End To Summer

Let's face it, this is the last week of Summer. I know we officially call September 1st the first day of meteorological fall or September 22nd for astronomical fall, but to kids and parents across Region 8... this is the last week of summer! If you have outdoor plans for the last week before school, listen up. We have a wetter pattern taking shape.

There is a low pressure on the Gulf Coast that will be bringing moisture into many vacation spots. That disturbance will move through Mississippi and Louisiana over the next few days and be into Region 8 for the weekend. We are not calling for a complete washout, but rain chances will be high. Here's a look at the Euro model's solution for rainfall over the next 7 days:
So here are my thoughts right now:

  • Some places could see 3-5" of rainfall by Monday. 
  • Severe weather is not likely.
  • Flash flooding is possible.
  • The first day of school may have rain and storms. Teachers that work car line... plan accordingly, just in case.
  • Temperatures will be cooler because of clouds and rain.
We will keep you posted. Regardless, enjoy your last week of summer!

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