Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Washout

Heavy rain this morning in Shelby County. Radar estimates show 5 inches of rain falling in a brief period of time this morning. A flash flood warning was issued for the storm which was moving to the north-northwest very slowly. More storms may develop this afternoon thanks to an area of low pressure over southern Illinois.
Locally, only 0.12" of rain has fallen today with cool temperatures in the mid 60's. If the sun is able to get through the clouds today, then the surface should heat up and develop more storms. The air is thick with moisture today, it just needs some instability to make things pop. Sunshine would do the trick nicely I believe.

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