More showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today, especially from midday through late afternoon. The HRRR model’s radar simulation shows rain and a few storms developing as moisture surges up from the south interacts with a weak atmospheric boundary dropping in from the north:
The overall severe weather threat today is quite low, but localized flooding is still a concern, so watch out on the roads throughout the day. Temperatures today will reach the low 80s in between the showers and storms:
The rain chances will diminish and shift southward this evening, so I’m cautiously optimistic that you’ll be able to stay dry at Predators watch parties this evening…bring the rain gear just in case — it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it:
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