Mother’s Day Washout

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there! We thank you for spending part of your morning with us on! We have active weather to talk about as today is setting up to be a “Mother’s Day Washout”.

It will stop soon!! (Giphy)

Right Now

A strong complex of thunderstorms that moved through the Show Me State is weakening as it heads into the Ohio Valley. No severe weather with any of these storms right now, but heavy rain and lightning are a certainty.

Radar image at 7am this morning. (COD)

A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible as head through the morning hours. We are not expecting any severe weather this morning, but a few heavy downpours will be possible. The bulk of the activity will hold off until around midday. Here is a look at future radar below.

Future radar through Sunday. (Pivotal Weather)

Thunderstorms may reorganize this afternoon with a few being strong to severe. The main threats will be hail and damaging winds, but an isolated tornado cannot not be ruled out. A marginal risk for severe weather has been posted by the Storm Prediction Center.

The greatest threat will be well south of WABBLES where instability will be more efficient for severe weather. We will have to see how this all evolves this afternoon, but either way rain and thunderstorms will be likely through the evening hours.

Best “storm fuel” stays south of the area. (Pivotal weather)

Rainfall amounts will be on the order of 1-2in today. Locally higher amounts will be possible, especially where storms redevelop and train over the same locations. It is uncertain where this heavy band will setup, but is something we will be keeping a close eye on for any flash flooding issues.

Rainfall totals for today. (Pivotal Weather)

Winds today are going to be strong outside of any thunderstorms. Gusts up to 45mph will be possible later today as this system passes through.

*Wind Advisory in Effect through 7pm*

Gusty winds this afternoon. (Pivotal Weather)

Mother’s Day Summary

  • Isolated showers and storms this morning. (Non-severe)
  • Widespread rain moves in around midday. (Severe weather poss.)
  • Rain amounts 1-2in. Isolated 2-3in + amounts.
  • Windy with gusts up to 45mph.
  • Rain comes to an end late this evening.


Dry conditions return on Monday but with cooler temperatures. We will struggle to get into the 60s for highs with partly cloudy skies expected. Winds will also be much calmer tomorrow at 5-10mph.

Monday’s forecast. (Pivotal weather)

Temperatures are expected to stay below average through this week. (60s)

That will do it for today’s post! Remember to follow us on all our social media pages today for the latest updates on today’s weather. Have great Sunday and take care!