This Mother’s Day will feature muggy conditions and even a chance for storms. Some of which could be on the strong side.
Thanks to what is called a Rex Block we have been stuck in a rainy, stormy pattern over the past several days. A Rex Block is when an upper-level ridge builds over Western Canada and an upper-level trough or low builds into the four corners region. This upper-level low or trough moves very little with time, hence the blocking. This pattern keeps us under the influence of the upper-level trough, with more rainy, stormy weather expected.
The muggy conditions that we have had this past week will continue. It will be uncomfortable, as dew points climb into the upper 60s and low 70s. This will make it feel more like the low to middle 90s Sunday. This mugginess will provide the fuel for some showers and even some storms during the afternoon and evening.
Not everyone will get a storm over the weekend, but some may. Isolated storms and a few showers will develop in the afternoon hours Sunday. Storms will be capable of heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty winds.
The threat of stronger storms has lessened across our area for Sunday. There is a better chance for some stronger storms north of our area. Still, some of the storms that could move through our area during the afternoon on Sunday could produce heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty winds, and the strongest may produce some small hail.
Looking ahead, it appears that we will cool down some, but the wet weather might stick around through the middle of the month. Temperatures through the middle of the month are expected to be slightly below normal. Expect daytime highs to be slightly cooler than 83 and morning lows to start off slightly lower than 61.
With the chance for scattered storms over the next few days, it would be helpful to download our Live Alert 19 app to your phone to get lightning and severe storm alerts. You can also check the radar on the go. Be sure to stay updated with the latest Weather Authority forecast through the weekend.