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A Soaker for This Weekend Likely...



Well folks, we're getting that rain we've been wanting, that is for sure! As of this Saturday afternoon, most of us are dry and somewhat overcast, but this is likely to change in due haste... an impulse moving from the west bringing moisture to the valley will be our culprit for today. The main shot looks like late afternoon into the evening, especially - mostly rain, but a few storms look possible too. Temperatures stay mediated in the 70s and 80s, but man, it is going to be humid out there.


Tomorrow, however... is a different story. We've been getting this deep saturation, and due to this, the WPC in Norman has issued a level 2 out of 4 for the Tennessee Valley for flooding chances. We've seen what flooding can do, so even though it isn't the highest threat ever, this is something you'll want to pay attention to - it looks like tomorrow will be a persistent soaker, with likely more than half the day being spent in a dreary rain with some showers lingering all the way through the overnight hours. Our work week doesn't kick off too badly, though!

According to our rapid refresh models, the Tennessee Valley will have gotten a thorough soaking by Monday, with rain totals averaging a couple inches across the area, with isolated spots possibly even seeing more than double that. Thankfully, the rain chances SLOWLY taper off Monday, though it is somewhat of a copy and paste so to speak of Sunday, just with lower rain chances - humid, warm, and a shower or two through the afternoon. Behind this, we look to return to summer.


The 7 day helps nicely illustrate this slow tapering off of the rain chances through the rest of this week, especially by midweek. You can never rule out a shower or storm in the summer down here, but the rain chances definitely return to more normal odds by then, and we look to dry out by the end of the workweek. Temperatures stay mediated, however, so we may have a nice week to look forward to on the other side of this wet weekend!

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