Friday, May 9 Forecast Discussion

Rain arrived early this morning and has been with us for most of the day. Despite the all day rainfall, Key Field has only received a half an inch as of 1pm this afternoon. The rain today has been due completely to moist air gently rising over top of the region and producing a large rain shield. As this axis of moisture and lift heads eastward, the rain will come to and end, but plenty of moisture will remain in place through the weekend.

Rain will taper off as we work through the evening into the overnight, but we could see rain showers redevelop Saturday morning with scattered showers through the day. An isolated storm will also be possible Saturday afternoon, especially if rain breaks long enough for temperatures to warm into the 70s.

Mother's Day still looks mostly dry across the area, but afternoon showers and storms look possible. A pop-up storm is possible again on Monday before our next cold front arrives on Tuesday. There are still timing concerns that need to be worked out, but the trend has been for the front to arrive late Tuesday and exit early Wednesday. A possible solution has the front moving slow enough that it does not even arrive here until Wednesday or Thursday, so we will have to watch that through the weekend and into next week.

No matter when the front arrives, behind the front will be much cooler weather as highs drop into the 70s and humidity tanks as well. The end of next week is still looking fantastic, the question is will the wonderful weather start Wednesday or Thursday/Friday.

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