ALERT NIGHT Sunday Night Due to Chance for More Heavy Rain -Bill Graul
Dry for Most of the Upcoming Workweek
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 64F / Monday’s Forecast High: 78F
As advertised, a round of heavy rainfall impacted parts of the News 8 viewing area Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The highest totals were across parts of SE Minnesota and NE Iowa, but there were some patches of higher totals in Wisconsin as well.
ALERT NIGHT for Sunday Night due to the chance for another round of showers and t-storms with locally heavy rainfall. An area of low pressure will track east along a stalled out frontal boundary, bringing more rain to most areas tonight.
Scattered showers and t-storms will be a decent bet tonight, but the heavy rain threat is still a bit in question. The reason is the storms tonight may be more progressive, meaning they will be moving faster and perhaps not as likely to track over the same areas. If storms do “train”, or track over the same areas, then locally heavy rainfall will be possible in some areas. We also need to keep in mind that parts of the viewing area picked up 1″ to 3″ of rain Saturday night, so the ground in those areas can’t hold as much water. As a result, the NWS has extended the FLOOD WATCH through 7:00 Monday morning.
Showers will end and track east early Monday, then expect decreasing clouds with much less humidity. Highs Monday will be in the 70s. Mostly sunny Tuesday with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Looking Ahead… The bulk of the workweek looks dry, with the exception of a small chance of showers Wednesday night. Expect pleasant highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, although warmer Wednesday with highs well into the 80s.
Isolated t-showers look possible next weekend and into early next week. Expect plenty of dry hours each day as well. Highs will range from the upper 70s to low-mid 80s, with overnight lows in the upper 50s to low-mid 60s.
Have a good Sunday night, but remain extra weather aware tonight… just in case. -Meteorologist Bill Graul
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