Another Sunny Cool Day Hurricane Teddy Waves Minor Coastal Flooding Rough Surf
WEATHER IN 5 PODCAST 9/21/2020
We hit lows this morning in the low 30s across inland areas from Northeast Pennsylvania to the Hudson Valley to Interior Connecticut bringing the first frosts of the season and it isn’t even Autumn yet technically. That comes tomorrow with the Autumnal equinox. In the meantime we have strong high pressure in New England, Hurricane Teddy which will be passing east of Bermuda today. The squeeze between the two is creating rough surf, higher than normal tides, and the threat for minor coastal flooding today at high tide.
Rain of course isn’t an issue and we likely won’t see any rain through the rest of the work week and possibly through the upcoming weekend though by then some changes will be getting underway in the pattern. Meanwhile it is lots of sunshine today with highs mostly in the low to mid 60s.
Tonight will be another clear night and it won’t be any colder than last night. Most lows will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Tuesday sees the high to the north reform to our south. Hurricane Teddy heads to Nova Scotia and our winds gradually turn from northeast to northwest.
That change starts a slow warm up with highs reaching the upper 60s to lower 70s Tuesday with plenty of sunshine. Then the winds go west southwest with the high moving to the Carolinas Wednesday. We will have another day with plenty of sunshine and highs Wednesday will be in the mid 70s to around 80!
We will roll along on Thursday with the high still in control though it will weaken enough to allow a cold front to slowly approach. Sun and clouds seems to be the way to go for Thursday because there is very little in the way of moisture to produce showers. Highs again will be in the 70s to near 80 degrees.
Over the weekend and into next week we will see significant changes in the upper pattern and this includes a deep trough moving into the Eastern US. Ahead of this however we would not expect much to happen Friday through Sunday with clouds and some sun in the forecast each day, though I would tend to think more clouds as we move through the weekend. Highs by day should be mainly in the 70s. No rain is indicated until the next cold front which arrives next Monday with some showers. The depth of this trough is significant and it will eventually be followed by cooler air for a few days later next week. It should also be noted that a trough like this creates a southerly flow along the Eastern Seaboard so this would not be the time to see a tropical system spinning up off the Southeast US coast. So far it seems that this is not an issue and probably won’t be.
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