I must admit that my forecast from late last week was overly optimistic. I thought Sunday would feature more sunshine than it did ... oops. Today will feature some sunshine, but a lot of clouds also. And tomorrow will have some sun but again a lot of clouds. This is due to a low level easterly/southeasterly flow off of the ocean. We are entering the time of year where this is can become a but more of a forecast issue. We are leaving the heart of summer and entering late summer/early fall weather transition.
Yes, it is only the 20th of August, but our average temperatures for day time highs ar beginning to slide steadily. Our highs should be in the low 80's now, off from the mid 80's a few weeks ago, and by September only around 80. So, the decline is starting,and will only accelerate as we enter in September, October and November.
Back to this week:
- Humid, but not hot today and Tuesday. Temperatures climbing to around 80 at best. Lots of clouds and some partial sunshine.
- Strong storm system approaches on Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms should develop by late afternoon/early evening and progress steadily through our area during the late evening hours. Heavy rain is likely in any shower or storms. Flash flooding is possible, but threat is locally moderate as we did not get a lot of widespread rain this past weekend.
- Showers are still possible Wed with upper level low over us. But they should scattered and for the most part light.
- Delightful weather begins Wed night as the humidity leaves, and high pressure takes control. Highs will be range in the mid 70's Thur to low 80's by Sunday. Lows will be in the low to mid 50's most nights. Open the windows, and turn off the A/C.
I believe tomorrows rain system is the last true excessive rain threat we will have for a while. The next threats will likely be tied to tropical weather systems, if we get impacted by any in the coming couple of months.
Until then, enjoy.