Moderate, to at times, heavy showers are pushing across the heart of the valley early this afternoon. Activity will begin to dwindle into this evening/early night, before picking back up late and into early Friday. Highs today will remain above average, generally in the low 60s.
Moving forward, drier air will follow into Friday afternoon, continuing into much of Saturday. Another upper level disturbance will then bring showers Saturday night into early Sunday, before cooler and drier air returns through the morning and continues into at least early Tuesday. Most locations have picked up between 2-4" so far this week, with another 1-2" possible today through Sunday morning.
Something we are really watching going forward is a severe threat next Wednesday. A strong area of low pressure and associated cold front are planning to work across the region, bringing strong to severe storms to the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast. This is a day 6 Slight to Moderate outlook, quite rare from the Storm Prediction Center. For now, things look to weaken as they shift east late Tuesday and into the morning Wednesday, but timing, strength, and placement are still in question. Confidence will grow as we move forward.
If your sights are set on the finish line of all this rain, we are getting closer but still have a few more laps to go. Showers return best late tonight and then again Saturday night into early Sunday. Drier and cooler air (50s) will then set in most of Sunday, through Monday, and into portions of Tuesday. Don't forget to check out our video forecast below, as we highlight some good news as it relates to the state drought.
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