The map above shows the expected position of a new cold front for Wednesday. This means that an active weather pattern continues. Gusty southerly winds return (orange arrows) for mid-week as the pressure field tightens with deepening low pressure to our west.
Gulf moisture supply will also return northward; meanwhile, an intense and slow-moving upper trough pushes the cold front slowly our way.
This type of weather scenario can produce very heavy rainfall depending on how the trough and front interact with the moisture field.
The bottom line is: Unfortunately, our soils won’t dry out any time soon and the lakes will continue higher than normal. There is heavy rain potential, especially Thursday, as well.