Blog: Tastes Of Coolness!

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We are looking at some ups and downs in temperature over the next few days.  There will be a couple of days that will contain a small taste of early Fall.  However, there will still be a couple of warm/humid days as well. 

 This morning started off great!  We had fair skies, and temperatures dropped to their lowed level in weeks.  We had many 60s on the map with a couple of 50s inland.  The humidity has dropped.  So it’s felt more comfortable since yesterday afternoon.  We’ll be mild and dry today with lots of sunshine.  High pressure is in the region, but it is moving a little more to the northeast.  Surface winds are turning out of the southeast around this feature.

High temps will be in the low-mid 80s, but it will be comfortable with the lower humidity.   We’ll have a southwest breeze tomorrow for a while before a cold front moves in late in the day.  Winds will turn out of the north after the front passes.  That feature could kick off some isolated showers late in the day, but the models don’t show much.  We’ll be partly cloudy through most of the day.  Temperatures will rise to the mid 80s, and the humidity will increase.  The front is now moving in earlier and stronger.  So now I have high temperatures in the upper 70s Sunday and Monday.  There will be a few showers on Sunday (30% chance), but it definitely won’t be a washout.  There is a little better chance for showers on Monday.  We’ll have even more scattered showers on Tuesday with warmer temps.  Highs will be in the mid 80s.  Then we’ll pull in more heat and humidity on Wednesday as highs hit the upper 80s again.  Humidity will be up, but there won’t be too many showers.  A stronger cold front looks to move into the region by next weekend.  It’s still early.  So details could easily change.  However, I would say that the models are hinting at some very cool air.  Highs in the low 70s or near 70???  Possibly.

The weather in the tropics is a little tricky right now.  In the short-term things are pretty quiet. There are a few disturbances out there. 

The disturbance that is east of Bermuda is interesting.  It is currently non-tropical, but was induced by the remnants of Florence.  There is a northeastern piece and a southwestern piece.  The northeast piece has a medium chance of becoming subtropical or tropical as it moves east.  There is also a disturbance coming in off of Africa that has a medium chance for formation over the next few days.  So we’ll see what happens.  We are actually just coming out of the peak of hurricane season.  The season doesn’t end officially until November 1st, but we are typically done by around mid October.

I do have one national story.  I found this article that shows a visual representation of the river flooding created by hurricane Florence.  It is a timeline graphic that shows the increasing rain and flooding for numerous places that have been affected.  Here is the article: Visual reference to Florence flooding.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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