Humidity Increases Into Thursday Ocean Moisture Cold Front Arrives Cooler Friday Saturday
The Labor Day holiday weekend has come and gone and it was perfect from start to finish. We start the slow cascade to the last days of summer with a dozen of them left before Autumn begins. There are signs in the air but also signs of summer trying to hang on. We are going to see some sunshine today but the humidity is headed higher with high pressure offshore and a wind from the east. Highs will reach into the 80s except along the immediate shore where highs will be in the 70s. There are no complications in the forecast for today and the radars are quiet. However do take note of clouds off the Southeast Coast of the US. The onshore flow extends down the Eastern Seaboard and there is moisture and lower pressures off the Southeast Coast. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring this for signs of development though things will have to really come together in order for something meaningful to form. However today and into Wednesday it is not an issue. Regional radar is quiet and should remain so today and tonight.
Tonight will be a warm and humid night and we will probably see some low clouds developing especially along the coast. Lows will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Wednesday looks warm and humid with some sunshine. The breeze from the ocean continues with highs into the 80s but again it will be cooler 70s along the shore.
During Wednesday moisture from the weak system off the Southeast Coast of the US will push inland and then attempt to move northward around the edge of the offshore high. Clouds will probably push northward with this Wednesday and there might even be a brief shower or two from South Jersey southward but the bulk of the moisture will try to push northward later Wednesday night into Thursday. The NAM sees rather aggressive with this as far as rain is concerned and we also have a cold front pushing eastward toward us. Between the two systems some showers are likely to occur.
The cold front will manage to push through Thursday night and then it will likely stall out to our south as the next high builds from the Great Lakes to New England. We go from onshore flow to onshore flow. Enough of the high should build southward to keep us out of rain for Friday and Saturday.
Humidity should drop some Friday and Saturday and I’m thinking we should see some sunshine both days. Highs will be in the pleasant 70s. Sunday will likely see another cold front approach with clouds and some sun and perhaps some showers or a thunderstorm late Sunday or Sunday night.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
Please note that with regards to any severe weather, tropical storms, or hurricanes, should a storm be threatening, please consult your local National Weather Service office or your local government officials about what action you should be taking to protect life and property.