Alex is not likely to bring us much rain

alex_moistureAs Alex strengthens into a hurricane tonight, the big question on our minds here is whether or not Alex will bring us rain for the upcoming holiday weekend.

High pressure is set to hold firm across the Deep South for the remainder of the week. This should shunt much of the tropical moisture across West Texas into Colorado and the Plains. Some of this moisture will be kicked up with monsoon moisture and sent into the Dakotas this weekend but should remain west of us for the most part.

It is very rare for a Mexico-landfalling hurricane to bring us rain here in Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin. Hurricanes that come ashore near Houston and the coastal bend (area just southwest of there) are most likely to bring us tropical rains. -ES


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This post was written by qni_it on June 29, 2010

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