Slim rain chance next few days

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Updated: 8/19 7:03 am
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THIS MORNING: It's humid, with low clouds in place...temperature in the upper 60s to low 70s. Our area is pretty much between all the action...few showers out across Arizona and far SW New Mexico...flooding rains in Central and South Central Texas...and a complex of storms fading from Kansas City moving toward Arkansas.

TODAY: The fact that our area is relatively clear is because of the upper ridge of high pressure. It isn't the strongest ridge and will be edging off to the east in the coming days. But it'll be close enough today to keep it mostly sunny, high near 91, wind S/SW 10-18mph. An isolated shower or storm is possible in the area. Here is the area forecast:

 
 
 


CHANGING PATTERN: The high pressure dome will edge east and become established over the Southeast. Meanwhile, an upper-level low will be moving across California next few days, then moving across the Southwest by the end of this week. Computers differ on how quickly in moves east and where the upper ridge will be centered. This could be a rain setup for our area, but it looks like the upper low will weaken and stay too far west to bring much of a chance for rain. Still, we're going to have a lot of Gulf and Pacific moisture, so a couple isolated showers or storms are possible each day. The better chance will stay to our west.

The temperature pattern won't change much, high in the low 90s each afternoon.

 
 
 


Have a great day. Rudy will update this forecast later today.
-Matt
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