One storm to get through

Rain showers return, but we’re looking ahead
Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 18:05:14-05

Despite the cloud coverage, today’s been pretty nice. We haven’t had any of the wet stuff, or very little of it. Temperatures are running a few degrees warmer in the low to middle 50s across the state. We can thank the southeasterly wind for that. We have one storm to get through before a large block of dry weather moves in.

It’s safe to say that we’re tired of the rain. Seriously, we’ve been over performing in that department for the entire winter and we need a significant break. The flood advisories have expired, but we’re still at the point where another storm will likely bring them back. Buckhorn Lake is still running high and is under a flood warning. These last few dry days have been necessary to let levels go down. We are looking at Tuesday for a chance at more rain. Luckily, it’s a minor amount. Rainfall amounts through Wednesday morning will amount between a quarter of an inch and three quarters of an inch generally. Up to an inch is possible in localized spots, especially south of the Mountain Parkway. This will not “help” our high-water situation, but it will not be as bad as past storms. What comes after Tuesday will be a nice change of events. Tuesday is a cold front scenario which means we get a brief shot of cold air. Temperatures will cool into the low to middle 30s for Thursday, making for a old end of the week. Even Friday, we will have trouble rising above the 30s. More importantly, we will stay dry through the end of the week. Chances for rain go down Wednesday morning and don’t seem to rise through the middle of next week. Plenty of sunshine is expected late week and into the weekend. We also get a nice warm up as we enter the weekend nearing the 50s Saturday and surpassing it on Sunday.