Week Ahead Weather Clouds Biggest Issue Rain Late Week?
This morning we are sitting in a lot of clouds across the Northeast as three weather systems are driving the weather pattern this week. First we have Tropical Storm Arthur just off the North Carolina coast with rain back westward to the Outer Banks and points inland. Low pressure is over the lower Great Lakes and Ohio Valley this morning to the west with its own area of rain that covers the Great Lakes and points south. Also some showers are coming over the top across parts of Upstate NY and into New England. The third player in all this is high pressure to the north in Eastern Canada that will be building southeast and southward as the week moves along.
That high to the north is going to help keep rain out of the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic states at least through Wednesday and probably even through Thursday. How much dry air moves southward from New England to bring some sunshine is a bigger question in all of this. Clouds will be an issue today though there should be some breaks in the cloud cover. However we should see more in the way of sunshine for Tuesday into Wednesday and this will at least help temperatures along.
On the local radars this morning there is a little bit of rain over parts of Southern New England but it is light and should disappear before too long. To the south there isn’t much happening radar wise.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
The saving grace to the weather this week has been the upper low to the west. It drop southward but it did it so far west of the coast, the impact here was lessened considerably. We will have to wait for the upper low to open up and lift northeastward.
This will happen late this week and that probably brings some rain risk for Friday. As long as the upper low moves along to the northeast we should see improving weather conditions for the weekend.
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