Showers and thunderstorms continue to make their way across the Tri-State this evening and are expected to do so sporadically on and off though the next 24 to 36 hours ahead. While today's scattered rainfall is the result of a stalled frontal boundary sitting just to our north, most eyes this evening are on the remnants of what was once Hurricane Ida. The now Tropical Depression currently centralized over West Central Mississippi continues to provide heavy sustained rainfall to parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Ida will begin to pick up speed this evening and push northward, eventually butting heads with our aforementioned stalled front, generating additional rainfall on and off throughout our Tuesday.
Fortunately, our stalled frontal boundary will act as a buffer between us and the heaviest of Ida's perception, keeping most of the impactful rainfall well to our south hand east. That being said, many of us south of the Ohio and east of I-69 may see more than 1" of additional rainfall between now and Tuesday night. The last of the tropical rain will depart east of the region overnight Tuesday and into early Wednesday leaving us with what looks like our most pleasant weather in some time. After only reaching the upper 70s and low 80s Tuesday, clearer and more comfortable weather will finally return to the Tri-State for our midweek. Afternoon highs during the latter part of our work week will reach just the mid to low 80s with little to no humidity nor cloud cover. Enjoy!