Although June has been abnormally dry so far this year, an active weather pattern will continue to give us a shot at some much-needed rain this week. Here’s what you need to know:
- Isolated showers and storms will once again be possible Thursday, especially in the afternoon and early-evening hours
- The chance for rain is even better Friday -- about 50-60%
- No severe weather is expected, though some heavy rain and flashes of lightning will be possible in some storms
- By Friday afternoon, minor flooding will be possible - especially in low-lying areas
However, the presence of a layer of Saharan dust in the atmosphere will make things interesting. Here’s why:
- The layer of dust, which will be high in the atmosphere, may prevent rain clouds from growing tall -- the first step in thunderstorm production
- However, if the dust layer is not thick enough, thunderstorms should still be able to develop
- We’ll simply have to wait and see if the presence of dust in the air inhibits thunderstorm development.
For the full, detailed forecast, please visit our weather page.