Stormy start to summer with tropical downpours returning Friday; Heat is back next week

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A soggy open to summer! Good Thursday evening. Thundery downpours have developed behind the early morning rainfall. Only .23" at the airport early in the day then a new downpour brought the total to just under a half-inch.  However, under a storm or two localized total have been higher. Storm total rainfall hits a whopping 4.80" in Rossville, Carroll county.
The rich, tropical air remains in place so any storm will produce big rainfall totals and briefly heavy rain too. These are much more hit and miss and driven by some dry time after the early rainfall.
Storms and the downpours with them will be scattered this evening with a diminishing trend throughout the night.  Frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes are likely along with the tropical downpours.  It will be calmer later tonight.
Viewer photos  catalog the approaching shelf cloud just before 8 pm approaching and then sweeping across the city.

Storm rolling in towards Camby.


Rain threat is still high again Friday but the threat will begin the ease and coverage will drop sharply entering the weekend. Drier times and a dropping humidity will develop before the weekend comes to an end.
More heat next week? A resounding yes by overnight computer models and the trending signals are stronger. The heat down that has retreated will not dissipate and will once again build again next week. A news stretch of hot, humid weather will get underway behind a passing warm front starting mid-week and perhaps HOLDING into the the 4th of July holiday.  Stay tuned!
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