Rain Chances Improving Going Into the Weekend

Upper level high pressure has been repressing showers and thunderstorms through today, but a pattern shift toward a more stormy regime is underway. That shift will mean increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms beginning Friday and Saturday, then ramping up the first of next week to become more widespread and significant rains. A major storm system developing in the Intermountain West will mean a severe weather threat for the Southern and Central Plains Sunday through Tuesday, but the Crossroads will see non severe storms and beneficial rainfall.