More Storms Today, Then Drier This Weekend

July 3rd, 2014 at 12:39 pm by under Weather

Today will be active with numerous showers and storms across the western two-thirds of the state. Any storms that develop this afternoon will move slowly leading to the potential for flash flooding. Storms should start to fire a little earlier in the afternoon today and continue into the evening hours. Meanwhile, across the east only isolated storms are expected.

A drying trend begins for the holiday weekend. Expect more scattered storms for the 4th of July. However, coverage will not be as widespread as Thursday, with the higher terrain favored for the most action. The number of storms continues to dwindle through Saturday and Sunday. As storm coverage decreases, temps warm back up.

Early next week, another surge of moisture will recharge the atmosphere, helping form more storms. This happens across the west first on Monday, then shifts into central areas Tuesday and Wednesday.

More scattered, slow moving storms are expected this afternoon and evening.

More scattered, slow moving storms are expected this afternoon and evening.

2 Responses to “More Storms Today, Then Drier This Weekend”

  1. Duane Parrish says:

    Greetings,
    I’ve been shooting lightning for several years in and around the Albuquerque area. On Wednesday night, July 1, I was shooting pictures looking east through the canyon. On one of the last pictures the is a distinct red object emanating from the cloud top shouting into space. It’s relatively short, seems to have a shockwave at its base and appears like a red blow torch blasting into space. Upon reviewing my pictures in the camera this object does not present itself and it wasn’t until looking at the pictures on a large monitor that the object became apparent. Who could I show this to and or meet with to see if this is a red sprite or some other type of lightning related phenomonen?

  2. Duane Parrish says:

    Greetings,
    I’ve been shooting lightning for several years in and around the Albuquerque area. On Wednesday night, July 1, I was shooting pictures looking east through the canyon. On one of the last pictures I discovered a distinct red object emanating from the cloud top shouting into space. It’s relatively short, seems to have a shock wave at its base and appears like a red blow torch blasting out of the cloud top. Upon reviewing my pictures in the camera this object was not visible and it wasn’t until looking at the pictures on a large monitor that the object became apparent. Who could I show this to and or meet with to see if this is a red sprite or some other type of lightning related phenomonen?
    Thank You,
    Duane Parrish

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