In this post, I want to talk about our wonderful stretch of weather this week and about the recent uptick in the tropics. I know both are of great interest to many!
The Week Ahead
First things first though. Things in our neck of the woods look to be very quiet all week. We continue our dry period with very few rain chances this week.
Our summer like pattern has hung on, and although we’re slowly stepping down toward fall, we’re still looking at an extended period of above normal temperatures.
Before we get to that though, let’s talk briefly about the next few days.
There is a slight chance of showers later tonight and early Monday as a weak cold front passes through the region, but the chances are very low, as high pressure and dry conditions aloft dominate. With high pressure anchored to our northwest at least early in this period, we see seasonably warm temperatures with reduced humidity. A cold front passes Wednesday evening, bringing our next chance of showers, but rain looks unlikely here too. Humidity may increase a bit late Tuesday and into Wednesday, but it is nothing overwhelming as we head into…can you believe it…meteorological fall!
Thursday is September 1st, and right on time for the start of meteorological fall, we get our first real taste of fall. Instead of blabbering on—let’s look at the panels!
Labor Day Weekend Sneak Peek
The wonderful temperatures on Thursday and Friday don’t last forever. As I mentioned earlier in this post—this is our oasis in a pattern that will run above normal. Ridging builds back in, and by this time, I think we’re turning our attention to the tropics…
Sunday: Cloudy start but gradual clearing during the day. Very slight chance of showers late. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Chance of showers 10%.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers early. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Chance of rain 20%.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s. Chance of showers late. Chance of rain 20%.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with reduced humidity. Beautiful day. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Friday: Gorgeous. Highs in the mid 70s. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Labor Day: Partly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the mid 80s.
Part II: The Tumultuous Tropics
Things are heating up. What many mockingly call the most famous Invest in history, Invest 99L is still spinning south of Florida this morning. After eleven days of tracking, this frustrating system has not developed yet, and it is no guarantee that it ever does.
Finally, there is a new area of interest out near Africa. This could be one to watch in the very long range, and if you like ridiculous model runs you can already see it's "potential" but it is not worth worrying (or really even thinking) about right now. A lot will change.
Now, let me be clear, I am not calling for a visit by a tropical critter, but it is hard to not look at the pattern and not see the potential for someone on the east coast to see some sort of close approach should this pattern hold. Everyone should be doing their annual check of their preparedness plan!
Thanks for reading!