Another Wet Week – Rain, Rain, Go Away!

We might be shut-in and still not doing much this week, but the weather pattern is active and on the move! This week is expected to bring severe thunderstorms, widespread flooding, and even some more snow. See where all the rain is happening this week in Brian Ivey’s weekly weather forecast below.

4/22/20 Weather Forecast video from Neoweather

Today starts us off with a good amount of rain and scattered storms in the Ark-La-Tex region. That system will move east and slightly north saturating Georgia, the Carolinas, and the Mid-Atlantic areas that definitely don’t need more rain. A smaller system just to the north of that may stir up some snow late Wednesday and into Thursday in Pennsylvania and parts of New York.

4/23/20 U.S. Weather Map from Neoweather
4/23/20 U.S. Weather Map from Neoweather

Today we’re watching Northeastern Texas and parts of Arkansas and Northwestern Louisiana for the highest risk of sever thunderstorms. This could brink damaging high winds, large hail, and the risk of tornados. However, the most widespread impact will come from heavy rains in areas that are already saturated. Tomorrow, that system will move east and grow to cover Alabama, Georgia, Northern Florida, and parts of South Carolina. There will be flooding rains at times, so be careful if you venture out.

We wish we could say that’s where the rain stops, but this weekend is going to whip up another significant bout of rain in primarily the same areas. Up to four inches of rain may be widespread across the Midwest and Ohio Valley in addition to the parts of the south that get hit today and tomorrow. And if that’s not enough, a THIRD round of rain is expected to hit these SAME areas late next week with several MORE inches of rain.

The northern edges of this system might bring some snow to parts of New England. There might even be some accumulation in Maine, but nothing major is expected. We don’t expect to see more snow in the Rockies this week, since warmer temps are on the way there. The main area of cold this week is – you guessed it – in the Great Lakes area! A trough coming down from Canada will bring very cold temps for April to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and into the Ohio Valley and Northeast.

If you run an outdoor business that depends on accurate weather forecasting, it’s more important than ever to operate efficiently to make sure you aren’t wasting money by sending out crews too early or during rain that will wash away your applications. Check out a service like Neoweather for individualized forecasts just for YOUR service area!