Sunday, April 26, 2009

Don't Wash the Car

That's right. Don't wash your car. Mother Nature will do it for you this week.

It looks like we have a wet week ahead for southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, and northeast Arkansas. For several days the weather computer models have been showing this extended period of wet conditions.

Here is a graphical view of the potential rainfall for Cape Girardeau this week. This is from the National Weather Services Global Model. The model was run last night.

Note: Time runs from right to left.

The model is spitting out 2.9" of rainfall Monday through Friday.

The next image is the precipitation forecast for Farmington, Missouri from the same model.

Note: Time runs from right to left.

For Farmington, the model is putting out 3.1" of rainfall Monday through Friday.

It is not a sure bet that we will see THAT much rain, but it does look like we are going to see several days with rain in the forecast.

Along with the rainfall, the Storm Prediction Center is pointing out the chance for some damaging wind and large hail in their Day 2 Outlook.

This covers 7am Monday - 7am Tuesday.

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