Fair weather high pressure is building in today (map above) behind the front that sparked a few hit and miss thundershowers in 10-20% of the Metro area. Temperatures will remain well above-normal the next few days but not like last week, and the humidity will be down today and Tuesday.
But as that high pressure system moves offshore into the Atlantic things will begin to change. The air flow will turn around to a more southerly trajectory on the backside of the high’s clockwise air circulation starting Wednesday:
That opens up the Gulf of Mexico to bring increasing humidity and that process is expected to continue beyond Wednesday for 5-10 days, and that will provide fuel for scattered showers and thunderstorms, increasing by the weekend and next week as we watch the tropics and a series of disturbances develop and head in our direction:
GFS ENSEMBLE 8-DAY ESTIMATED RAINFALL AVERAGE:
The temperatures will be down but the humidity will go way up and the pattern looks like it could last a week or two, so that should put a dent in the drought before it gets out of hand. By the end of June we could even be looking at above-normal rain totals in many areas.
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