Good Sunday bloggers,
Barry is now moving north at about 5 mph through western Louisiana. Fortunately, the heaviest rain has stayed offshore, so the flooding is not as bad as it could have been. Now, heavier rain is starting to move inland, but the heaviest is still offshore. As of 7 AM Sunday rainfall amounts were around 1″ in New Orleans with the 10″ to 15″ amounts offshore.
Weather Track Radar as of 7:09 AM shows the heavier rain bands now moving into southern Louisiana. So, they will not see the 10″ to 20″ amounts down there, but will still see 5″ to 10″. This will cause flooding issues.
Will eastern Kansas and western Missouri see an influence from Barry? Yes, but it will be a small impact. Barry will be in northwest Arkansas Monday morning, moving into southern Missouri by Monday night then heading east into the Ohio river valley Tuesday. You can see the rain is mostly on the eastern side of the circulation, so we will experience a glancing blow, and it starts today.
SUNDAY: We talked about this yesterday. A large area of rain cooled air from Barry will track from south to north, creating a large outflow boundary, or pseudo cold front. We will rise into the low 90s ahead of this front. Along the leading edge of the rain cooled air we will see numerous and thick cumulus clouds and some will become cumulonimbus clouds. So, after 1-2 PM until around 7-8 PM there is the chance for a brief shower or thunderstorm as they track from southeast to northwest. If it rains, it may be heavy and last for 2-10 minutes. Hopefully, your yard or farm sees rain as there is not much in the forecast the next 7-10 days.
MONDAY: We will see periods of clouds with highs in the 80s. A shower or thunderstorm may sneak in from the east. It will be cooler with scattered rain and thunderstorms across central and eastern Missouri as Barry tracks across southern Missouri. It will be mostly sunny and hot to the west across central and western Kansas.
TUESDAY: Barry will begin to head east. We should still see enough influence, in the form of clouds and perhaps a shower, to keep us in the 80s. The heat will be building out west and this will enter Wednesday and stick around for about 7 days.
RAINFALL FORECAST NEXT 7-10 DAYS: There will be heavy rain from Arkansas to Ohio and all points southeast as Barry will be the main influence followed by other small disturbances. There will be decent rain and thunderstorms along and north of I-80 as a steady flow of fronts and systems track from west to east. There will be an area from southeast Iowa to west TX to the western Plains that see 1″ of rain or less as this area is caught in no mans land and an upper level high grows over the Plains. A front or two may sneak in next weekend into next week bringing a few thunderstorms, but overall, these will not be much. We are expecting rain chances to increase around here after the 25th.
A Sprinkler Warning remains in effect if you want to keep the yard green.
Have a great week.