SUNSHINE LOW HUMIDITY INTO THE WEEKEND
HUMIDITY CLIMBS SUNDAY
HEAT RETURNS NEXT WEEK 90 DEGREES PLUS ALL WEEK
The weather across the Northeast & Middle Atlantic States is terrific today with low humidity and sunshine. There is an upper trough that is producing some clouds in upstate NY & Norteastern Pennsylvania this afternoon. A brief isolated shower could pop up under this trough but the vast majority of the area won’t see a thing. We are setting up for a beautiful night of clear skies and very comfortable temperatures in the 50s away from the warmer urban centers; low 60s by Friday morning for coastal and urban areas.
Other than that isolated shower that you can see on the regional radar if you look close enough, the radars will be inactive through the weekend and into the start of next week. We have 2 more days of reasonable humidity with sunshine for Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will reach the lower 80s both days. The winds on Saturday will be from off the ocean which will hold the temperatures down a bit.
Next week an upper high builds into the Eastern US. It isn’t the strongest ridge in the world but it will be strong enough to bring heat and humidity back on the scene beginning Monday and lasting probably through most of next week. The absence of an upper trough immediately to our west will keep showers and thunderstorms at a minimum if any at all. It may take all week before the upper ridge flattens enough to allow some sort of cold front to pass through and bring an end to 90 degree highs and uncomfortable humidity. The first chance for a front to pass through could occur as early as late Thursday of next week. This of course leads to the labor day weekend and questions about whether that front gets hung up nearby or not. We will look into that more in a few days. In the meantime enjoy the great weather.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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