The Forecast Returns
Coming back from vacation is tough: lots to catch up on. Well, now it’s time to catch up on the forecast. Not much was really happening from Sun – Thu, just some rather comfortable weather. No big storms, or flooding rains or scorching heatwaves. So, it was a good time to miss. But it has been long enough.
This week has been warmer than last week and the warmth will continue through next Tuesday as a west to east flow dominates out weather. A weak trough is moving through today and Saturday, but it will lift out quickly, allowing for some ridging to build into the area, but with limited success. The ridging does bring us some warm to hot weather Sun – Tue before a strong cold front moves through the area and brings with it some much cooler air as a deeper trough establishes itself once again in our area. This trough will dominate through the end of next week, before filling and lifting out, allowing for ridging to try and build in once again.
The pattern we are in is the same basic pattern we have been in since spring. It is one that allows for some warmth, even a few hot days, before a renewed push of cooler air returns. It has led to a lack of extended heatwaves, which is fine by most people, yet it has also led to increased wetness. And this pattern idea should continue into and through the fall.
Friday: Moslty cloudy to partly sunny. Very humid. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Very heavy to torrential rainfall with any thunderstorm. Flash flooding is possible in these storms as we have seen several times this summer.
Saturday: Sun and clouds. Slight chance of a shower. Warm and still humid.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Beautiful. Breezy.
Monday: Solar eclipse in the early afternoon. Mostly sunny. Warm.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Hot. Breeze in the afternoon. Increasing clouds late.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. Much cooler. Slight chance of a brief shower.
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Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.