Dramatic clouds move through area

Photo by Michele Faust

Photo by Michele Faust

The above photo was taken about 4:30 in Brighton by Michele Faust while some menacing looking clouds moved through the area. Strange, wasn’t it, that the rain followed after these clouds seemed to be gone.

There’s likely more rain coming, as the National Weather Service says there’s a 90 pecent chance of rain tonight.

Radar here.

UPDATE 6:48 p.m. Steve Davis at the NWS informs me, after looking at Michele’s photo, that it shows a shelf cloud. Wikipedia says a shelf cloud is a type of arcus cloud, “a low, horizontal cloud formation associated with the leading edge of thunderstorm outflow, or occasionally with a cold front even in the absence of thunderstorms.” Makes sense with what I saw today.


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