I will not quibble with the declarations of "Heat Wave" for this week. Been down that road, and no sense doing it anymore. It will be close to 90 today through Thursday. It will be humid too. Today is probably the most comfortable day as the humidity will be slightly lower.
Our weather, as expected from a few weeks back, is being dominated by the western Atlantic Ridge. It is the big Boy on the block right now. And it should be dominant throughout most the month. It will get knocked down a couple of times, but it will return quickly. This means:
- Warm to hot conditions will continue.
- Battle between the growing cool early autumn air in Canada and the warmth in the US will be strong. This will lead to heavy rains along the fronts between the two. Most of that will be to our north, however, at times it will drop south toward us. This will mean some heavy rain for us as well. The next shot is this weekend (Fri-Sun)
- The Humidity will remain high for the most part as warm moist air is brought up from the Gulf of Mexico.
- Threats or rumors of threats concerning Tropical storms.
- The first being Gordon in the Gulf. His moisture will aid the front this weekend, but the bulk of his influence will remain west of our area.
- The second being Florence. She is a threat the East Coast ... if she misses the trough in the Atlantic ... if not she curves NE out to sea, but if she misses it, she heads west to the east coast by the middle to later part of next week (9-15).
- The third being a potential tropical storm just off of Africa. The pattern is favorable for it to develop and head east. It could be a threat as it will be south of Florence.
Overview for the next 4 weeks:
- Warm and Humid much of the time.
- Battles between fall and summer from the Great Lakes through New England will lead to heavy rain and flooding. The battle will occasionally dip south into PA and the Northern Mid-Atlantic.
- Threats from the Tropics will be handled one at a time.
Never a dull moment. Enjoy!