Monday, September 29, 2014

Warm and Dry Pattern Continues

After the wettest August on record last month, this month looks like it is going to be the fifth driest September!  We have only had 0.37” of rain this month.  Tomorrow is the last day of September, and our pattern of warm days, cool nights, and overall dry weather looks as if it going to continue for another couple of days.

We will finally break that pattern on Thursday evening.  Clouds will begin to build in during the day on Thursday, as a cold front moves toward our area.  Then, as shown in the graphic below, that large cold front will move through Thursday night into Friday and bring us a chance for showers and thunderstorms.  No severe weather is expected in our area at this time, but stay up-to-date with us on Twitter as this system moves in just in case that changes.

Day 4 Fronts and Pressures

That cold front should pass through our area before Saturday.  Then, the sunshine will return for your weekend along with some cooler temperatures thanks to the air mass behind that cold front.  After all these temperatures in the 80s, we may finally see some Autumn-like weather for our first weekend in October.  We will have more details on that later this week.

Forecast:

Tonight:  Mostly clear, low of 55°, and calm winds.

Tomorrow:  Patchy fog in the early morning then mostly clear, afternoon high of 84°, overnight low of 55°, and light winds out of the ENE.

Wednesday:  Mostly clear, afternoon high of 85°, overnight low of 62°, and winds out of the SSE at around 5 mph.

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy, a 70% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, afternoon high of 85°, overnight low of 64°, and winds out of the south at around 12 mph.


Forecaster: Arden Gregory

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Great Start to Fall

Discussion:
The first half of this week has turned out to be beautiful with highs breaking 75° and lows in the upper 40s. The second half of the week should shape up to be pretty much the same. The overall high pressure for the area has shifted northeast and is centered over the Great Lake Regions. High pressure is what gives us clear skies, light wind, and no rain. This region of high pressure will keep our temperatures relatively cool for the next several days. Thursday morning fog will be present over much of the area, especially in places where fog easily forms (low lying areas and land near water).  The fog will dissipate by 9am, but could cause issues for the morning commute. Sunny to mostly sunny skies will dominate the region throughout most of the weekend. Sunday brings the first small chance of clouds and rain. 


Valid 21UTC(4pm) NAM Surface Temperature, Wind, and Mean Sea Level Pressure(MSLP)

Week at a Glance:

Thursday: High - 80°F with a calm wind out of north under sunny skies. Early morning possible. 
                 Low - 55°F under clear skies. Calm wind changing to NE. 
Friday:      High - 82°F Sunny skies, calm wind out of the NE. 
                 Low - 59°F Clear with calm winds out of the NE.
Saturday:  High- 82°F Mostly sunny. 
                 Low - 60°F Mostly clear. 
Sunday:    High - 80°F Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.