Weekly Outlook: July 16-22, 2018

Good day eh? Welcome to the blog. This week it’s coming to you from the Great White North. Well, it’s North, and it’s Great, but it won’t be White for at least a few months.

We’re, like, on vacation, but still forecasting, eh?

The week starts off with a hot and humid day on Monday with high pressure in control. Well, it’ll start off with some fog in a few places, THEN it’ll become hot and humid. A cold front then approaches on Tuesday. It’ll trigger some showers and thunderstorms across the region. With a hot and humid airmass still in place, (how hot will depend on how much sunshine we get on Tuesday eh), some of the storms could become strong to severe. This shouldn’t be a widespread severe outbreak, but a few storms could contain gusty winds and heavy downpours. We really need any rain we can get, as we are quickly slipping into drought conditions across much of the region.

Over the past 90 days, rainfall totals have been well below normal across much of New England and New York. Image provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

A few showers may linger into Wednesday morning, then high pressure builds in with sunshine, seasonable temperatures, and low humidity.  The weekend, however, is when things get interesting. An upper-level low pressure system will settle into the Midwest. This gives us a southwesterly flow aloft, sending warm and humid air back into the region. However, as impulses of energy ride around that low, they’ll help to bring showers and thunderstorms into the area. The timing is still uncertain, and it doesn’t look like an organized area of low pressure will impact us. Nor does it look like both days will be washouts. They might not be beach days either, you hosers. We’ve got plenty of time to worry about that.

Monday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. Just a slight chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. High 85-92.

Monday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 66-73.

Tuesday: Some sunny breaks early, otherwise plenty of clouds with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 83-90.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms gradually taper off. Low 62-69.

Wednesday: Early clouds, maybe a lingering shower or two, then becoming partly to mostly sunny. High 78-85.

Thursday: Lots of sunshine. High 79-86.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 82-89.

Saturday: Partly sunny, chance for some showers and thunderstorms. High 79-86.

Sunday: More clouds than sun, additional showers and thunderstorms are possible. High 76-83.

This blog was written in 3B – three beers – and it looks good, eh? We’re heading over for a double-double and some Timbits now. Until next week, Take Off, eh?

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