Nova Scotia Storm Brings Dry Air Southward Into Early Tuesday
Sometimes storms can be a good thing if the storm is somewhere other than where you are. In this case we have an intensifying non tropical low south of Nova Scotia which is actually funnelling dry air southward into the Northeast and much of our area has benefited from this. The exceptions are in Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania southward where clouds are being rather stubborn but here too they should give this evening. Temperatures topped out in the low to mid 70s with a nice northeast breeze today. Skies should be mainly clear tonight and it will be cool with lows in the mid 50s to lower 80s in the warmer urban areas. There are no weather issues this evening and tonight as the radars are nice and quiet.
There are no changes in the outlook for the rest of the week. Everything in the atmosphere seems to be behaving and we remain on course for mostly rain free weather with the exception of late Wednesday into Wednesday evening when a cold front could bring the chance for a scattered shower or a thunderstorm. Let’s back track to Tuesday. We will start the day with some sunshine but warmer and more humid air is headed our way which will bring in high clouds overhead during the day Tuesday. This will cut the daytime heating and highs will be in the 70s. Humidity levels will be creeping higher but it should still be reasonably comfortable.
Wednesday will be warm and somewhat humid but not oppressively so with some sunshine and temperatures back into the 80s. Late in the day we have a cold front approaching with the risk for scattered showers or a thunderstorm but we are not getting socked in with tropical air this time around so I’m leaning to a day where severe weather risks will be low.
On to the next shot of drier air for Thursday and Friday so we should see some sunshine both days. Highs will reach the low and middle 80s both days. Friday night into Saturday morning another cold front passes but there will be minimal moisture around so I am not forecasting any showers with the second front.
We will start the Labor Day weekend with plenty of sunshine for Saturday with highs in the 70s with low humidity. This high is now being rushed out rather quickly to the east so we will have to watch those showers in the Middle Mississippi Valley as they move east. It appears that this weak system, if it holds together could bring clouds and the chance for a few showers on Sunday though I am not 100% convinced that this will happen. If the system is a little weaker it could be a mix of sun and clouds for Sunday with highs in the 70s to near 80. Monday Labor Day will be a little warmer and a little more humid with highs back into the 80s. It should be a day of a mix of sun and clouds with only the slight chance for an isolated shower.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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