“Humidity” and Storms

With the higher temperatures in combination with the humid conditions in the area the past couple of days, I have heard often that with this type of weather some big storms must be coming.  Because warm and humid conditions are often short-lived and transition back to normal is usually associated with a cold front, I can understand why people equate warm and humid with thunderstorms, yet if warm and humid made for thunderstorms then it would rain every day in the southern plains and they can go weeks without rain in these types of conditions.  Instead, it takes a trigger, a cold front, and upper air disturbance or another mechanism to transition this atmospheric moisture to actual rainfall.

Daryl Ritchison