Calm Week Ahead Cool Start & Finish Warm Humid Middle
An onshore flow is setting up today across the Northeast and the Northern Middle Atlantic states. High pressure is building into Northern New England and it is about an east wind and some clouds for today. We will also see some sun in the mix as well. A stalled frontal boundary lies across Virginia west into the Ohio Valley. This will eventually be a warm front that moves northward. Other than some scattered showers near that boundary it is a dry day ahead with clouds and some sun. Most highs will be in the low to mid 70s with upper 60s in some of the cool spots well north and northeast of the coast.
Patchy clouds are around on the satellite picture and we can see a few scattered showers in parts of Maryland and in Virginia on the regional radar. Otherwise it is a quiet day and radars won’t be doing much until perhaps late Wednesday.
Tuesday looks like a partly sunny day as winds go from east to southeast and then south. Highs will be in the mid 70s to some lower 80s across Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey southward. Wednesday takes us to very warm and humid conditions with sunshine and clouds along with the risk for a few scattered showers or a thunderstorm Wednesday evening. Highs will be very warm with temperatures reaching the middle to a few upper 80s.
There isn’t much support for widespread showers or thunderstorms in this pattern. This front for Wednesday stays relatively weak. It will probably take much of Thursday to get it through and offshore so Thursday will be very warm and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s with some sunshine & clouds along with relatively high humidity. Then it is back to cooler air and an onshore flow for Friday.
Another warm up and another cold front follows for this coming weekend with temperatures back into the 80s and the chance for scattered showers or a thunderstorm on either weekend day though for much of the time and for most of you it could be rain free. The tropics are relatively quiet today with two weak systems out in the Atlantic. Either one or both have a shot of becoming a tropical storm in the longer range but right now we see no immediate threats ahead.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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