Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday Weekly Weather Summary: More Unsettled Weather, Hot Next Week?

Good morning. As the story has been all spring, the pattern of cooler and unsettled weather will continue into this week. This  means multiple chances of showers with cloudy skies through most of this week. Temperatures will also be on the chilly side, especially tomorrow and Wednesday. Lets take a look...

A few rounds of showers will pass through southern areas today.....


As a cold front sags south tomrorow, more showers will fire up throughout the region from the morning into the afternoon...


By Tuesday late afternoon these showers should end and cooler conditions prevail into Wednesday as high pressure keeps the cold front to our south...


Wednesday will feature temperatures in the high 60's to lower 70's with mostly cloudy skies. Some sun will poke through. 

As we get into Thursday things will get a little warmer with temperatures in the 70's  with mostly cloudy skies. I do think some sun can break though Thursday but it is a tough call at this time.

By Friday, things warm up into the low 70's with mostly sunny skies. This should continue into the weekend although this is a high volatility pattern so we will have to watch closely. 


What is going on this spring?

Well as I mentioned in previous posts, the atmosphere is all clogged up along the east due to blocking of the jet stream. The image below shows this...


We have areas of high pressure to our west and to our north. This forces the jet stream south over the east coast (blue) causing cooler and unsettled conditions. This pattern has been very consistent over the past month. Will it break?

The good news is there are signs that this pattern can start to break down next week...


Notice in image above the models are hinting we can see the opposite with high pressure developing in the east which would allow warm air form the south to rise into the region. It is likely that next week will feel more like early summer. The question does remain however if this pattern will last or revert back to more of the same.

Time will tell. 


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