Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
Spent some time this morning and again this afternoon looking at the GFS and NAM forecasts for the rest of the week. Both models move a full-latitude trough into the Ohio Valley Friday and Friday night. It’ll positive-tilted, so no major storm development is expected here. But, there’s almost certainly going to be plenty of moisture around with a large area getting rain, especially Friday night.
Then I checked the National Weather Service’s forecast. This morning they had a 20% chance for rain Friday. Now, the Friday/Friday night forecast has no mention of rain at all!
I’ve said this thousands of times..things change. And I’m certain Friday won’t turn out exactly as the models are saying now. But, if your two most important forecast tools are practically yelling “rain” at you, shouldn’t you at least mention the possibility in your forecast?