While the worst may be over in terms of widespread heavy rain, pockets of drenching showers and thunderstorms are likely to cause trouble at the local level over the central United States into July. A break from the rainfall in recent days was a sign that the weather pattern that contributed a great deal to the widespread flooding has come to an end. "We no longer have large storms rolling up from the southwest or pushing directly eastward from the Pacific Ocean," according to AccuWeather Long-Range Expert Paul Pastelok. "Instead, less-frequent, smaller storms will tend to drop southeastward from western Canada," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson. "While these storms will pick up some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico as they move along, they won’t have so much water with them immediately," Anderson said. During much of March, April and May, one storm after another was rolling into the region. The storms packed a great deal of Pacific and subtropical moisture. May 2019 went down as the wettest on record for Nebraska, […]
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