Prominent stationary front is located across the nation’s midsection. This frontal boundary is blocking warmer temperatures from advancing into our region, but mild temps will still be present. Along the front waves of low pressure will ride and bring showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday.

Temperature gradient can be used to find frontal boundaries.

Heavy rain will fall Monday night with measurements of close to three-quarters of an inch by Tuesday afternoon. Thunder will also be possible. With the heavy rains remains the flooding threat of low-lying areas. While flooding may not be as bad as a winter flooding because of the frozen ground, flash flooding is possible with heavy downpours.

Possible rainfall amounts of 3″ by Thursday, will increase the flood threat. This is incomparable to the 8.5″ central Arkansas may receive in the same time frame. Repeated heavy rain and thunder is often attributed with stationery fronts. Cleverly titled, stationary fronts are relatively stationary and slow-moving. This is because on either side is an air mass, but both lack the intensity to overtake one another.

HPC's rainfall prediction for the forecasted 5 day period. LOTS OF RAIN!

Severe weather outbreak is expected to occur in the south through Wednesday. With constant moisture feed and good set up in other variables, would expect tornadoes to be frequent.


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Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

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