We’ll go ahead and tag today as the “Sunday Soaker” of the month thus far. Totals across the viewing area exceed 3 inches in some locations! Our Columbus skycam received 1.76 “, West Point 1.83″, Tupelo 1.69″ Starkville 1.56″ and Pontotoc .83″.
The intensely thick cloud coverage and rain actually helped us dodge a bullet across the viewing area today. It is actually because of the rain that the atmosphere stabilized which never allowed any severe weather to develop. All upper level dynamics were limited to areas south of I-20. The mass amount of rain also helped with the rain deficit across our area. Before today we were almost 8 inches below our average rainfall amounts for this time of year.
Tonight: Skies will remain overcast as the bulk of the rain continues into central Georgia. Lows tonight will remain steady and in the mid to upper 50s. There’s still a small chance of a shower or two this evening, and even a storm chance for those along and south of HWY 82. Once again, the severe threat tonight will be south of the viewing area.
Monday: Skies will start out cloudy. A spotty shower is still possible before sunrise. By the afternoon, clouds will gradually thin and highs will reach the middle 60s. Skies should be mostly clear by the late evening hours. Lows Monday night will be in the upper 30s.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. Highs in low 60s.
Next rain chance will be Wednesday evening.