Great Weather Wednesday Dry Weather Continues Into Next Week
Our spectacular September of weather continues with another day of sunshine. Today we will see wall to wall sunshine from start to finish with a minimal amount of clouds, temperatures in the 70s, with low humidity. This month has seen a large amount of what I would describe as spectacular days and a minimal amount of rainfall. In New York City for example the rainfall has been about an inch for the month and this is about 3 inches below average. Interestingly as far as the entire year goes, we are only running about an inch above average. You might have though it was more than that but remember this is just one point over a large geography and summer thunderstorms create large variants in rainfall numbers.
The satellite picture is showing nice clear skies from Maine to Florida and radars are utterly silent today for much of the same area. We do have the next cold front approaching for Thursday so skies tonight will be clear and it will be a nice night. Lows will be in the 50s inland and lower 60s in the warmer urban areas. Thursday we will see partly sunny skies. The cold front has very little to work with moisture wise so unless there is a passing isolated shower, the front comes through dry. Highs will reach into the 80s.
Friday brings in the next weak high, dry air and sunshine with highs in the 70s. Saturday we have yet another cold front approaching so Saturday will be warmer with partly sunny skies. This front might have a bit more with it but only a bit so there is the chance we could see a late afternoon or evening shower when the front goes by. Highs will be into the 80s.
Sunday the next high builds in from Southeastern Canada while Saturday’s front drops southward. This is a case where dry air comes down from New England and skies might go partly to mostly sunny from NYC north and east and mostly cloudy south through Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is always a tough call as to how far south the clearing line gets. Temperatures will in general top out in the 70s. No rain is forecast on Sunday.
Next week brings some changes as initially we will start dry and seasonal Monday and then warm into Tuesday. Models are now suggesting another front will come in late Tuesday limiting the amount of warming that occurs next week and leads to a much cooler finish by late next week. We will be looking at this closer in the long range later today.
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