Friday, August 31, 2012

Here's the latest visible satellite imagery along with projected rainfall amounts through Tuesday. Cloud cover associated with remnants of Isaac already moving in. More humidity & higher dew points will begin to move in as tropical air mass takes hold. Showers will be slow movers & will kick off before dawn in some spots. The thing is, most areas really need the rain! So it looks like glooding problems will be little to none. But overcast skies & showers will persist into Tuesday evening. Tstorms will be very limited as well. We'll start dryin' out Tuesday night.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

We'll enjoy one more dry, sunny day before the juggernaut that is
Isaac tosses widespread rain showers & a few storms our way in time
for the Holiday weekend. I'm gonna try to get out and enjoy the warm,
sunny weather on Friday. BTW, highs will top out near 90. But rain
showers are expected to ramp up in our western counties sometime after
midnight Friday night, continuing through at least Monday evening.
This weekend rainfall associated with the scraps from Isaac is
expected to be heavy at times and could result in problematic water
levels by Tuesday or so. A few late-day Tstorms are also not out of
the question & gusty periods are also possible from time to time as
our atmosphere strives for stability. This map shows projected
rainfall through early next week. Although these numbers may change,
the general idea is that more than 6 inches of rain is likely for
areas west of West Virginia, in and around the Mississippi, Missouri &
Ohio River Valleys. Meanwhile, our western counties will easily take
on more than 5 inches of rain. While points east will be less effected
with 1-2 inches possible along our Eastern Panhandle.

Until more precise information becomes available, folks across our
state would do well to pay attention to the latest radar & be mindful of
possible rainfall amounts while executing weekend/ holiday maneuvers.
Timing & track of weekend rain could use some fine tuning so check
back later for the latest on the precipitation situation...Wednesday
next week looks like the day that we finally dry out!

Remember, you can keep up with the latest NWS warnings & advisories by
clicking the NWS logo on the top right of this page. Godspeed, all you
weekend warriors!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Expect increasing clouds over the next few hours as overnight lows
fall into the low 60s. Isolated showers and storms associated with
this eastbound squall line are expected after midnight through the
pre-dawn hours on Friday. Although some ...weakening is expected as
this storm system encounters drier air, folks will likely awaken to
the occasional rumble of thunder in the AM. The main area of low
pressure will be slow to progress across the state, leaving the chance
for Tstorms to refire in the afternoon. Small hail and breezy
conditions are possible, especially across the southern 1/3 of our
state as the front passes Friday afternoon. Skies will be mostly
cloudy during the day with partial clearing expected towards dusk.
Highs will top out right around 80 and lows will fall into the upper
50s Friday night. A dry, mainly sunny weekend is on tap with highs
only in the upper 70s. But morning fog will slow down anyone trying to
get a head start on the weekend