Elsa Moves Away Severe Weather Risk Late Afternoon Evening
Warm Humid Weekend
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Elsa Moves Away Severe Weather Risk Late Afternoon Evening Warm Humid Weekend
Tropical Storm Elsa has come and gone but our weather issues aren’t over yet. Normally we would see it dry out behind a tropical storm but we still have a cold front and an upper trough moving east. We are still in a tropical air mass and the sun will come out and heat up the atmosphere making things unstable again.
The Storm Prediction Center has us in a marginal risk for severe weather for late this afternoon and evening so watch out once again for strong thunderstorms. This has been quite a week for severe weather outbreaks and don’t be shocked if we see a severe thunderstorm watch go up once again.
The satellite shows Elsa now in Southeastern New England. To the west the regional radar is picking up on developing thunderstorms and central and western Pennsylvania moving eastward. Temperatures this afternoon will reach the mid to upper 80s
Unfortunately the air behind the cold front is not very dry nor is it very cool. In fact we will see very warm and humid conditions over the weekend though technically the humidity will be slightly lower. Skies should partially clear out tonight with lows in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Saturday we should enjoy a good deal of sunshine with highs in the upper 70s inland and north to the low and mid 80s everywhere else. The atmosphere will be relatively stable Saturday so we should be thunderstorm free. Sunday we will throw in the chance for a pop up shower or thunderstorm. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s. Next week will be a very warm and humid week with sunshine each day. Weak upper troughs could trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Some days the chances will be higher than others but most of the time any thunderstorms should be scattered in nature. No important cold front will threaten all week long.
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