Birthday Week Rains

Tomorrow is my birthday! Luckily for me, the next couple of days look to get quiet up here in the Upper Midwest, with temperatures pushing towards 50 in the next couple of days. Beautiful days indeed! However, from the Southern Plains to the Ohio Valley and Deep South, the next few days are going to be anything but beautiful. A slow-moving frontal system draped from the Mid-MS River Valley down into the Southern Plains will be the focus of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow, and with training cells quite possible, some areas look to get 2-5″ from southern Illinois to north Texas. Wednesday is going to be more of the same, just shifted eastward slightly over KY/TN back into northeast Texas. Thursday continues the deluge as it shifts into east Texas to the Southern Appalachians. Overall, a swath of 4-6″ of rain is possible from Eastern Oklahoma/North Central Texas eastward to southern Kentucky/Tennessee. I guess that whole thing about April Showers is starting a smidge too early.