Weather! Rain showers possible Monday
An upper-level disturbance will cross the area on Monday, bringing overcast skies and moderate temperatures. There are the chances for some rain showers on and off through the day as the disturbance passes.
Hurricane Richard made landfall in Belize on Sunday, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. The storm is expected to cross the Yucatan and back into the Gulf of Mexico, but not before losing tropical characteristics along the way.
The regional weather pattern for the next few days is a bit more complex than it has been of late.
An upper-level disturbance will cross the area on Monday, bringing overcast skies and moderate temperatures. There are the chances for some rain showers on and off through the day as the disturbance passes. Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s, and only drop into the low 60s overnight. Total rain accumulation should be light; less than one half inch. The rain will likely peak in the afternoon and evening hours, along with the chance for an isolated thunderstorm. Storm chances, however, are very minimal.
The disturbance will clear out by Tuesday, and we get a recovery day before being impacted by the next system currently developing over the Plains. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, with any rain chances happening in the early morning and diminishing through the day. If the breaks in the clouds are favorable, temperatures may climb into the low 80s. Overnight lows Tuesday night will again be moderate, dipping only into the mid 60s.
A deepening area of low pressure over the Canadian plains is going to swing a cold front through the region as we approach mid-week. Our greatest chances for any additional rainfall/thunderstorms will be in conjunction with the passage of this front on Wednesday into Thursday. Behind the front, high pressure dominates and will be responsible for another clear weekend ahead. My next update will be on Wednesday.
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