Some Showers This Morning, Drying by Friday


DISCUSSION:  A weak cold front looks to enter the region today, which will increase our cloud cover and bring a few showers to the area. Rain chances have increased since the beginning of the week. Hopefully everyone will be able to get some much needed relief from this dry spell. Clouds will be around and that will allow our temperatures to stay a bit cooler in the low and mid 70s.

Friday heading into the weekend, our pattern looks to favor more dry and hot weather. With another strong ridge of high pressure building in, highs in the mid 80s are looking likely during the period. Any showers we do see through the weekend will not impact many people. The drought monitor keeps parts of our area under a moderate drought.

Latest Drought Monitor.

Long range guidance is keeping us very warm even into parts of next week. Highs will continue to make a run at the 80s each day until we get some cooler air to break the pattern. Some models are showing a stronger wave of energy bringing that cooler air in at some point towards the middle to end of the week, though it is too far out to determine the exact timing or impacts we will see from it. Regardless, it will be nice to receive whatever rain and cooler air we can get.

Karen continues to spin as a tropical storm north of Puerto Rico today, though no impact along the U.S. coastline is expected at the moment. Additionally, Lorenzo has now strengthened into a category 1 hurricane. As of right now it’s too soon to say if it will have an impact on the U.S, however with the current pattern, it looks more likely that this storm will also stay out to sea.

Expected Peak For Fall Colors

Fall colors are starting to appear across the region. We are still a ways out from peak color, but you may notice leaves changing already. Most of the area will see peak colors by mid or late October. The further north you head, the quicker leaves change. With the dry spell we’ve been dealing with leaves can potentially fall before they even reach their peak colors, so some spots could be lackluster this year.

10 Day Forecast

A few showers possible. Highs in the upper 70s.
Mostly dry. Highs in the mid 80s.
Staying pretty quiet with an isolated shower possible. Highs in the mid 80s.
Still looking quiet with an isolated rain chance. Highs in the 80s.
Isolated showers possible, otherwise dry. Highs in the 80s.
Drying back out completely. Highs in the mid 80s.
Still dry. Highs in the low 80s.
Looking unsettled. Highs in the 70s.

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