Beautiful Thursday Sunshine Low Humidity Very Warm More Humid Weekend
A beauty of a day is underway across much of the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic states. Many areas bottomed this morning in the 50s and we are on our way to highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Humidity levels are low. High pressure is right overhead. The radars are shut down. This may very well be the best weather day of the entire summer! We have no issues tonight with clear skies forecast and lows will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s which means we have another reasonable weather night for sleeping with windows open and the air conditioner off.
There is no real change in the outlook for Friday and for the weekend. High pressure moves offshore and winds turn more southerly. This will cause the humidity to creep up a bit but we should still see some sunshine on Friday. Most highs will be in the range of 80 to 85. Then as far as the weekend is concerned here too we see no changes in the forecast logic.
Saturday will be very warm and humid with some sunshine. We will throw in the chance for a scattered downpour or a thunderstorm. Highs will be mostly in the middle 80s. Sunday it will be a little warmer with some sunshine and again the chance for a late thunderstorm. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 in some hot spots. I think the chance for showers or thunderstorms may wind up being a little higher on Sunday than on Saturday.
Next week sees some weak weather fronts moving through from time to time and that might bring dew points down a little on some days and not on others. We might get a little dew point relief on Tuesday and Wednesday though it won’t be as impressive as this current shot.
A more important shot of dry and cooler air may come for next weekend with a cold front leading the way next Friday. The fast flow from Canada will likely keep attention from any tropical systems away from us here in the northeast and more focused on Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.The ICON model shows both systems developing and the key to the the system currently in the Tropical Atlantic (Tropical Depression 13 as of 11am Thursday) is whether it tracks over or north of the major islands of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba. If it goes over those islands the mountains would rip the circulation apart. Meanwhile Tropical Depression 14 has formed in the Western Caribbean and that probably will become a tropical storm before heading northwest to the Yucatan Peninsula and then eventually into the Gulf of Mexico. We will cover these systems separately later today as well as tonight on the Joe & Joe Weather Show on my youtube channel.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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