Flooding, Severe Storms Later This Week
By Steve MacLaughlin on August 7, 2012, 5:45pm
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After an oppressively humid weekend that ended with a cold front and some big storms, most of Monday and Tuesday have been gorgeous...but the comfortable and quiet weather is fleeting.
On Wednesday, the flow will begin to come back up from the south and that means the humidity will be once again be surging back into Connecticut.
Then on Thursday, we begin to see the rain push in and it could be very heavy by Friday and Saturday.
The image above is part one of our analysis. It's the 500mb map Friday night into Saturday morning. Remember that this map shows us the large-scale, upper-air flow...just follow the black, solid lines from west to east.
The main feature that we are watching is the closed circle over Ohio and Michigan. That's an area of low pressure or storminess that will be the focus of some nasty weather. In addition to the low itself is the trough of low pressure that is being carved out in the east. Again...follow the black lines coming down from Canada toward Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, then back up to Connecticut. That trough will pump in the moisture and keep things very unsettled.