For This Week in Weather, we share the big weather stories in the US for the coming week of May 25, 2020 and how it will impact your business. So let’s get to it!
A broad area of low pressure is expected to develop across the Great Plains, and then meander for several days. Daily severe weather threats, as well as areas of heavy rainfall, will be possible along and east of an associated frontal boundary stretching from the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley, northeastward into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes.
On the warm side of this storm system, temperatures generally trend 10°F-20°F above normal across the Great Lakes into New England. Meanwhile on the colder side of this storm system, temperatures 10°F-20°F below normal expected across portions of the Central and Southern Plains.
Business impact: Transit and logistics companies should keep an eye on the heavy rainfall in the Plains in case of flooding.
By Thursday, much of the Intermountain West through the West Coast will trend warmer, with temperatures 10-20°F above normal for this time of the year.
Business impact: Energy companies should expect usage to spike as people turn on their air conditioning for the first time.
By week’s end, a relatively more progressive weather pattern develops, but not before moisture increases along the same frontal boundary – which should be draped from the Midwest southwestward towards Texas. Anomalously high moisture values, along with existent warmth, will be conducive towards a renewed risk for heavy rain/thunderstorms. Heading into Saturday, these concerns progress eastward – with concerns for heavy rain/thunderstorms focusing from New England southwestwards to the Gulf Coast.
Business impact: Utility companies should keep crews on hand to repair potential damage from lightning storms.