Isolated vs Scattered vs Widespread Thunderstorms: What Do Rain Forecasts Mean?

The meaning of the words isolated, scattered and widespread is a common source of confusion in weather forecasting. Let’s clear the air. National Weather Service Terms These terms are based on the work of the National Weather Service (NWS). The precipitation probability or probability of precipitation (POP), refers to how likely it is that measurable … Read more Isolated vs Scattered vs Widespread Thunderstorms: What Do Rain Forecasts Mean?