Rain and storms continue to move across most of zone 1 this morning as more moisture and low-level energy continue to drive precipitation across the forecast area. Through the afternoon rain and some storms will remain in place across zone 1. While rain/storms will remain through the evening, I do think coverage will start to decrease some after 7-8 pm.
While the overall severe weather threat will be limited this afternoon, it is at least worth a mention that some damaging winds and even a tornado or two can’t be ruled out. This will be thanks to strong low-level winds and a very moist environment that will interact with a warm front.
850 mb winds
While rain coverage will greatly lessen through the overnight, some isolated showers or a storm can’t be ruled out. Rain and storm chances will increase once again Tuesday afternoon across zone 1, I do think better chances of heavier storms will be south of I-70. Tuesday afternoons precipitation will be more scattered, as compared to more concentrated like what is occurring today.
TUE 8 PM
Wednesday and Thursday look to be much drier as this system moves out of the forecast area. While a few isolated to widely scattered rain or storms can’t be ruled out, many places will remain dry.
This weekend we will be watching an impressive upper-level trough that will move into the forecast area. A cold front will also be moving through, this will increase rain/storm chances on Saturday, but will bring in much cooler air to end the weekend!
500 MB SAT.