Weekend Underway Clouds Today Scattered Showers Have Popped Up
Rain Arrives Early Next Week
WEATHER IN 5 PODCAST SATURDAY 9/26/2020
We have been watching the slow moving remnants of Tropical Storm Beta crawl across the Southern Mid Atlantic states for the last couple of days. Thursday the high clouds came in and dimmed or completely eliminated the sun. Yesterday the high clouds pushed southward making for a better day. Today we see the clouds are back at least to start the day. Even a few scattered showers have snuck in but they should not last. Overall today with all of this over us, we will likely see clouds with breaks of sun and we will leave the risk of a scattered shower into early afternoon. Highs today will be mostly in the 70s.
There isn’t much left to the rains from Beta across the Middle Atlantic states but a little trough of some sort is triggering off the showers you see on the regional radar. Two heavier patches are in view. One is in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the other is off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula. This should all disappear later today and most of you won’t see anything from this.
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There is no change in the outlook for the next few days. Overnight look for low clouds and fog developing and lasting into the early morning hours Sunday. Sunday and Monday will be warm and humid days with highs both days in the mid 70s to around or just over 80 degrees. We will see clouds and some sun for Sunday. More clouds will be around on Monday and we will throw in a few scattered showers into the mix with highs in the 70s.
We are bone dry here in the Northeast. It has been really a swing back and forth over the last few months of some areas being very wet to some areas being very dry. Thunderstorm season is for the most part done. Now with the steady arrival of cold fronts it gives us the chance to get widespread rain and Tuesday offers this opportunity. This cold front will pick up some tropical moisture and we should be able to squeeze an inch or two of rain from this later Tuesday and Tuesday night. Highs will be in the 70s.
The upper pattern changes next week with deep troughs dropping into the Eastern US. As each trough goes by it brings a stair step decline in temperatures to where we will be back in the 60s for daytime highs. It will also create opportunities for showers as weather fronts approach and move through. Of importance in the long range is to watch the tropics for any kind of development. The Western Caribbean seems to be the place where our attention should be focused. With troughs dropping into the Eastern half of the US, it makes for interesting scenarios under certain circumstances. While models will likely show the usual renegade storms in the long range we won’t look to anything specific for now.
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