First Alert Forecast: unsettled start to new work week

Unsettled Pattern Keeps Rain Chances Elevated
Unsettled Pattern Keeps Rain Chances Elevated(WLBT)
Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 12:36 PM CDT
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The next few days will show plenty of opportunity for showers and storms as an upper level low sits over the area and moisture continues to surge in... Expect scattered downpours and storms through mid-week with highs only reaching the upper 80s in this period. We dry out a bit into the end of the work week thanks to a ridge of high pressure building in from the south and a cold front stalled to the north. Highs will reach right around the 90° mark Thursday and Friday for this reason.

That front tries to push closer into the weekend, sparking more showers and storms & dropping highs back into the upper 80s. We’ll certainly need to keep the umbrella and rain jackets handy throughout the 7-day forecast!

TROPICS: Hanna will continue to trek inland over northern Mexico, dropping copious amounts of rain through mid-week. In the Gulf and Caribbean, the pattern will stay quiet to keep development at a minimum. Farther in the Atlantic, our next wave could form into ‘Isaias’ this week. The track and strength of the storm will be dependent on the strength of an upper high over the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll monitor its development over the next few days.

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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