Drier Air Lowers Humidity Next 2 Days
The remnants of Florence and the tropical air that went with it is now gone and we have a nicer air mass building southward from Canada for the next 2 days. It won’t be picture perfect but we will see some sunshine both today and Thursday. The dew points will be lower thankfully and temperatures on Wednesday will be in the mid 70s to near 80. There will be a few clouds around near the coast as the frontal boundary remains close plus we will have a bit of an onshore breeze.
Radars will be shut down for most of the next 3 days even though Friday we will see a cold front begin to approach. Low pressure from the Plains heads to the Great Lakes so we will see a warmer flow on Friday with some sunshine and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The front should come through late Friday night or during the first part of Saturday with nothing more than a passing shower.
The weekend for us is going to be a bit of a forecast dilemma. The next front comes through and stalls across the Middle Atlantic States. Another high builds to the north with an onshore flow. I think Saturday will be iffy with the front moving through so look for clouds and highs in the 70s to near 80. There could be some rain on the north side of the front as a weak wave goes by later Saturday and Saturday night. Clouds will be on the scene Sunday with the ocean wind with highs just into the 70s. It should be dry enough that rain is not in the forecast. Dry air from the north could drain southward much like it did last weekend.
Meanwhile what is left of Florence plus the upper air system spawns a gale center that will be racing toward Ireland on Sunday and the UK will then get impacted by strong winds and heavy rains. The southern part of that trough splits off with a low that spins back westward and weakens but the remaining trough does stand the chance of developing as it drifts southward. It is hard to tell whether this is the remnants of Florence or a completely new system that forms but it looks to be one of those systems that gradually becomes tropical in time. It will be dropping southwestward. I mention this only in passing at the moment since it is far out in the long range and who knows at this point what will happen to it beyond Sunday. It is far out in the Atlantic and these usually remain fish storms. That was the case with Florence until it missed 2 opportunities to turn. This tropical season at the very least is definitely an interesting and challenging one. Let’s see what comes of this as we head into next week and beyond.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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