Say goodbye to yesterday's nice weather. The weather charts are getting ugly again.
Wind Advisory in effect for today
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 PM this evening for most of Southeast Missouri. They say:
SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE INTO THE 15 TO 25 MPH RANGE THIS MORNING. GUSTS MAY BE AS HIGH AS 40 MPH AT TIMES DURING THE LATE MORNING... AFTERNOON... AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.
THE RECENT SEVERE WEATHER EVENT RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. STILL LOOSE HANGING LIMBS AND POSSIBLY WEAKENED TREES AND BRANCHES WILL NO DOUBT BE IN DANGER OF FALLING AND CAUSING POWER OUTAGES AGAIN WITH THESE HIGH WINDS.
Moderate risk of severe thunderstorms tonight
Cape Giradeau is at the southern edge of the Moderate Risk zone for severe thunderstorms today and tonight, with a Slight Risk for areas to the south:
Today's Hazardous Weather Outlook explains,
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST AND DEVELOP A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MISSOURI... WHICH WILL MOVE INTO OUR AREA TONIGHT. DAMAGING WINDS IS THE PRIMARY HAZARD... WHILE LARGE HAIL AND TORNADOS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE HAZARDS.
This looks like a typical squall line and not another Inland Hurricane, thank goodness.
Heavy rain expected for next 5 days
The computer models are suggesting that we could see 4+ inches of rain during the next five days:
The forecast calls for various chances of showers and thunderstorms each day through Sunday.