Low-Pressure System to Bring Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms to Tri-States Region

A low-pressure system will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Tri-States region on Monday, with rainfall totals ranging from 0.25 to over 1 inch. The weather pattern will remain active through Thursday, with multiple chances of rain, before turning drier and warmer over the weekend.

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Low-Pressure System to Bring Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms to Tri-States Region

Low-Pressure System to Bring Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms to Tri-States Region

A low-pressure system is expected to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Tri-States region, including Quincy, on Monday, May 13, 2024. The weather pattern will be more active, with multiple chances of rain throughout the day, but also plenty of dry time mixed in.

Why this matters: This weather system has the potential to significantly impact daily life and outdoor activities in the Tri-States region, and its effects on agriculture and water resources could be felt in the long term. Furthermore, the expected rainfall may also alleviate drought conditions in the region, which could have broader implications for the environment and economy.

Rainfall totals for the region are expected to range from 0.25 inches to possibly just over an inch for those areas that receive multiple rounds of rain. Dennis Mattinson, Sierra Atmospheric Forecaster, noted that the system will generate thunderstorms over the Sierra today and Tuesday.

The day will start off partly sunny, with clouds increasing throughout the morning. A few waves of showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but the rain will not be widespread. After a few morning showers, there will be multiple hours of dry time, followed by a few more showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon. The chance of rain will continue into the first half of the night, before gradually tapering off.

Overnight, patchy fog may develop due to abundant low-level moisture. Redevelopment of showers and thunderstorms is expected to happen slowly through Tuesday morning as the east, rain, forecast slides nearby. The chance of scattered rain will continue into the afternoon, with the chance of rain ending fairly quickly from north to south. The northern tier will see their chance of rain end after about 2 PM, while the southern tier will see their chance of rain end after about 5 PM.

Daytime highs on Monday will be held down near 70°F due to thick cloud cover and the chance of multiple rounds of rain. Tuesday's highs will struggle to get out of the upper 60s as the region remains in the cool sector of the system. Mainly sunny skies are expected on Wednesday, with highs in the mid-70s.

There will be another chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday. The weekend outlook shows the weather turning drier and warmer, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to lower 80s on Saturday and Sunday. The multiple chances of rain throughout the week are likely to wipe out drought conditions in the region.

Key Takeaways

  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected in Tri-States region on Monday.
  • Rainfall totals: 0.25-1 inch, with multiple rounds of rain possible.
  • Chance of rain continues into Tuesday, with dry time in between.
  • Weekend outlook: drier and warmer, with highs in mid-80s.
  • Multiple chances of rain to alleviate drought conditions in the region.