Heavy Rainfall Eyeing the Nation’s Midsection

A stalled frontal boundary and abundant moisture, aided by a remnant tropical system, will set the stage for more heavy rainfall across the central US into this weekend. Next week, another large piece of energy is forecast to dive into the central plains then eject northeastward, bringing widespread rainfall to much of the central and eastern US.

Here is a variety of maps depicting important features for the next week. Each image contains a description in the caption. These images all came from our powerful weather forecast maps engine, which allows you to overlay weather data onto Google Maps, allowing you to zoom into high detail and look at data around the country! You can view more about our maps here!

A stalled frontal boundary will be the focus for showers and thunderstorms

A stalled frontal boundary will be the focus for showers and thunderstorms

84 rainfall forecast from the 10/8 12z NAM (North American Model)

84 rainfall forecast from the 10/8 12z NAM (North American Model)

Trough digging into the central US

Trough digging into the central US

The piece of energy responsible for the rainfall next week

The piece of energy responsible for the rainfall next week

Precipitable water map shows moisture ahead of the incoming piece of energy

Precipitable water map shows moisture ahead of the incoming piece of energy

192 hour rainfall forecast from the 10/8 00z GFS (Global Forecast System)

192 hour rainfall forecast from the 10/8 00z GFS (Global Forecast System)

 

 

 

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