Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some drought relief in sight

Sometimes it gets tiring to write about the same topic over and over again, but in this case it bears repeating as a drought record went into the books this week. The map above of this week's Drought Monitor is the result of the lack of rain for the past 2 months. As of today, October 21, it has been 60 days since Memphis received 0.10" (one-tenth of an inch), a record that eclipses the previous high of 55 days set back in 1953.

There is some potential good news in the forecast, however. A shift in the upper level pattern will result in better rain chances beginning Sunday and lasting into next week. The Mid-South will see an increase in humidity on a southerly wind beginning Saturday, setting the stage for scattered showers and likely some thunderstorms Sunday into Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday will probably be a little drier, though still warm and humid, Then, what could be a large-scale system will be coming through in the latter half of next week. That one will bear watching - stay with

Details on the expected conditions for the upcoming 7 days can be found in the MWN Forecast.

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