Days and days (and days) of rain

Several storm systems keep rain in the forecast
Posted at 3:00 PM, Jul 28, 2020

Today has been active despite abundant cloud coverage over the region. Showers and thunderstorms leftover from the stalling cold front continue to drop heavy rain in very isolated locations. Temperatures are running warm with plenty of humidity as cloud coverage decreases, especially over the northern half of the forecast area.

Off and on rain showers mixed with hot and humid weather. Sounds familiar? It should. Get ready for more of it. Today started with plenty of cloud coverage over the region thanks to abundant moisture from yesterday’s rain showers. It looked more like winter than a typical summer day. Once the mercury started rising, it took until the afternoon to mix up the air. Now that the sun is shining, it is heating up quickly at the surface. Temperatures skyrocketed to 80s for the early afternoon and will top out in the upper 80s and low 90s. With dew point temperatures in the low 70s, it feels more like the 90s and 100s. Showers have been around and will continue to do so each day. Most activity will be the result of daytime heating, but a few fronts will drive in periodically making for a pretty active week. Some days will consist of isolated thunderstorms, while others will be met with widespread activity. Be prepared for heavy rain, lightning, and strong wind, to go with the heat and humidity. Some good news in the forecast is the afternoons running closer to normal, instead of 5-10 degrees above.