Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday Morning Weekly Weather Summary: Rain Rain Go Away

Good morning everyone. I tell you, what a miserable week we have ahead. Almost every single day will feature rain of some kind. In summary, we have a stalled frontal boundary to our south. Today through tomorrow upper level disturbances will ride along this front and bring in their associated rounds rain. We might get a little break Wednesday then we have a potential coastal low that will keep things unsettled again through Friday night. Lets take a look..

Current surface map above shows a frontal  boundary just to the south of our area. Things will be a little unsettled today as some warm air moves into the area resulting in some showers.

By tomorrow, a wave of low pressure rides along this front causing rain..

We then might see a little break Wednesday as some high pressure tries to build in the region. I still expect mostly cloudy skies.

For Thursday, we have to deal with a coastal low that is projected to develop..

This low pressure system looks like it is going to linger through Friday..

This will result in on and off rain showers Thursday through Friday. 

So how about the weekend? At this time I think we have a shot for all this to clear out by Saturday mid morning as there appears to be a gap between the coastal low and next approaching front Sunday.

Expect mostly cloudy skies on Saturday with the chance at a few sprinkles in the morning. I will have to take a closer look at this towards the end of the week. 

So why is the weather so unsettled? Well it has to do with the jet stream being blocked or slowed down due to high pressure over Greenland and riding out west. You can see this on the image below. Notice the reds or high pressure in those key areas. The blue represents lower pressures or energy that gets caught over the east. This is what is causing all this unsettled weather, the energy has no where to go. If this was the winter boy would we have some snow to deal with this week. Two months too late!

Thats all for now. I will update again this week as we get more clarity on the weather heading into the weekend. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, never seen such blog before! You are, indeed, passionate about weather, Will, congrats. A good blog to visit from time to time. Good job!