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Clouds and Showers Roll in

By Carlo Falco
Published On: May 04 2014 08:41:49 PM CDT

Chance for showers tomorrow, windy and cooler too.

Temperatures will continue to fall tomorrow as an upper level low moves overhead.  That low pressure area will increase the cloud cover and destabilize the atmosphere enough for some convective showers and some weak thunderstorms to form.  The showers and thunderstorms have the best chance of forming on the western edge of the valley if the clouds part long enough to warm the surface.  The issue when it comes to active convection will be the profile of the atmosphere during the afternoon.  The atmosphere will be conditionally unstable so we’ll have to look for an increase in surface temperatures to get anything to pop.  Even so, cloud bases will be pretty high and there won’t be much turning with height which will lead to short lived, low precipitation thunderstorms.  If you’re directly below the downdraft you could see a tenth or two of rain and maybe some small hail but it won’t be a huge amount of precip coming out of these clouds.

Skies clear out through Tuesday into Wednesday before starting to cloud over once again on Thursday.  temperatures will rise back into the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday before dropping back into the low to mid 70s on Thursday.  On Thursday another weak system will push through bringing more clouds and the potential for showers in the valley and especially in the mountains.  Afterwards a flattened ridge will move on shore, allowing the temperatures to rise back into the low to mid 80s by the weekend.

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