Thursday, May 2 Forecast Discussion

Rain showers have relaxed a bit this afternoon as our pesky upper level low has been moving to our east, which has cut off moisture return to our region. This will keep the rain mostly at bay overnight, although a stray shower is possible, the main threat is patchy fog. Tomorrow will start off dry before our next cold front arrives late in the morning into early afternoon.

This front will reignite showers across the area, and even a storm or two, as the front quickly pushes through the region. Behind this front, much cooler air is in store as another upper level low will be very slow to exit the southeast. This low will sit just to our north Saturday and basically on top of us on Sunday, which will keep our highs near 60 and lows near record readings (upper 30s and low 40s). The bulk of the rain will exit on Friday night but rain showers will stick around until Tuesday as the upper level low slowly exits, and pieces of energy wrap around it to cause some showers.

We will finally dry out for good on Wednesday as the low moves away and an upper level ridge (high pressure) builds in for Wednesday and Thursday, clearing our skies and climbing temperatures back towards normal readings in the low 80s to conclude next week.

With rain still in the forecast, flooding is still a major concern for us over the next week. Flood Watches are up for most of us, so monitor local waterways closely for rising water, and do not cross flooded roadways. Rivers will continue to rise for the next 3 to 5 days before they begin to recede.

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