Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Trough Brings Storms on Tuesday

Expected Rainfall ending 8 PM EDT Tuesday by the HPC

12:45 AM EDT 6/12/12 (Forecaster Mike) – As about 40 Tall Ships prepare to arrive in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, we do have increasing rain concerns heading into Tuesday. While the “Sailabration” doesn’t officially startuntil Wednesday, Tuesday’s nasty weather across the region may bring some concerns. 

COLD FRONT HITS EAST COAST– Rainfall will arrive on the eastern seaboard on Tuesday, bringing in a change for the worse for beach-goers. For those heading to beaches on the East Coast like those in the Bayshore zone, Tuesday will bring the worst weather of the week. Still, from New England down towards Florida, there will be threats for heavy rain and some strong storms mixed in. Many places could pick up between one and two inches of total rainfall, but there will be more widespread areas between one half and one inch. Stay tuned to your local zones for details to your area! 

RAINFALL LAGGING ON GULF COAST– The Soggy southeast will be groaning as rainfall refuses to depart once again on Tuesday. We will have showers and thunderstorms stretching back from Savannah, Georgia to Dallas, Texas. The heat will be squished southward beneath this cold front, but some potentially heavy rain will return to areas like the Central Mississippi zone. The good news is that many of these areas, especially across Georgia, really need the rain with ongoing drought concerns. 

A large portion of the country is experiencing drought conditions.

SEVERE THREAT STRETCHES BACK NORTH– While the heavy rain threat is lower across this region, the area stretching from central Texas up north toward South Dakota has been issued a Slight Risk of severe storms. This will include a slight chance for some isolated thunderstorms across portions of the Central Colorado zone. 

COOL TROUGH INSIDE THE "U" – Much of the upper Midwest will cool down quite a bit behind the cold front. Sunny skies will dominate the region, and we will be a bit cooler than Monday. For example, the Southeast Wisconsin zone will be seeing highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s rather than the 80s like on Monday. Mid 70s will also stretch into the Chicago area, so enjoy the cooler weather before the heat takes over again!

MORE DROUGHT IN THE SOUTHWEST – As you can see from the graphic above, we have a significant drought across much of the southwest. However, sunshine and plenty of heat will not be the kind of relief we need. The Northwest is still hogging all of the moisture, as some scattered showers stretch back across the Seattle & The Sound zone. 

Stay tuned for the latest and have a wonderful Tuesday!

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