Clouds have reached the Delaware River and are trying to push west. Will they make it here? I suspect in some fashion, but don’t worry. No rain. And the sun will still shine in between the clouds. Over-all we are getting about as nice a Labor Day as you can get.
Hermine will finally give the fish a break by moving away Thursday as a dying cold front tries to move south out of Canada. Doubt it will make it. Another stronger front will move through late Saturday. Both could bring a shower or thunderstorm but don’t cancel any outdoor plans. Neither look very promising for rain. And we are getting dry yet again. The western Atlantic/East Coast Ridge is dominating like I thought. September could wind up being very warm and very, very dry. Hope you like tan colored grass J
Points for Next 7 Days:
- Hermine Problem: Lots of clouds Sun, Mon, Tue and maybe into Wed. There are likely to be breaks in the clouds at times, but don’t’ expect much sun at all. Also, expect an E-NE breeze that will be strongest later Sun and Mon.
- Rain Showers: Some showers may move through east to west anytime later Sun into Wed morning.
- Temperature Jump: Much nicer and much warmer Thu – Sat. Highs near 90 Fri and Sat.
- Cold Front: Front moves through late Sat into Sun bringing chance for some showers and cooler temps for 9/11.
Labor Day: 83. Mostly sunny. Beautiful.
Tuesday: 83. Partly to mostly sunny.
Wednesday: 86. Mostly sunny. Warmer.
Thursday: 90. Mostly sunny. Hot. Humid. Slight chance for a shower or storm.
Friday: 90. Partly to mostly sunny. Hot. Humid.
Saturday: 90. Increasing clouds. Hot. Humid. Chance of a shower or storm.
Sunday: 81. Partly to mostly sunny. Less humid.
Monday: 83. Mostly sunny. Beautiful.
The forecast of Hermine battering the coastline severely was incorrect. There has been lots of chatter about how horrible the forecasts were and many weather folks are saying, as an excuse, that the models were all horrible. However, that is not true. The much maligned GFS did a very good job. The photo gallery shows forecast maps from different days but all valid Labor Day morning at 8 am. It is good way to go back and see how a model predicted a certain storm. GFS was not perfect but not bad.
The GFS did a pretty good job, despite the narrative from many that it was wretched. Sorry, but it wasn't. The European did a poor job. But, nearly all forecasts were off, because they followed the European. So it's the computers fault for a bad forecast????
Look, my forecast for Hermine was incorrect. I knew it early Sun morning at 2 am: Clear skies. And who made that forecast? Me. A computer did not make it for me. From this I just want to learn and not repeat the same error in the future.
This is a good lesson for all of us. Take responsibility for your actions/decisions, confess it (repent if need be) and then learn from it.
Have a great Labor Day!