We’re into June, and that means that meteorological summer has started (which is why Satch was the appropriate music to start off this week’s update). We don’t have any heat and humidity on the horizon though. Let’s take a look at what we do have.
The week starts off with high pressure building in, giving us dry and mild weather for Monday. With clear skies, it’ll be a great night for star-gazing, with 5 visible planets as well. You’ll have Mercury and Mars in the evening, Jupiter and Saturday from before midnight until daybreak, and Venus rising about an hour before the sun. The International Space Station will also have a 4-minute pass overhead around 9:08pm. We’ll have sunshine to start the day Tuesday, but clouds will start to move in ahead of a slow-moving frontal system. We’ll have showers move in Tuesday night and into Wednesday as a warm front moves across the area. Most of Wednesday should be fairly dry, but a cold front will be approaching from the west. This may produce some showers Wednesday night, but more likely on Thursday when the front moves through in the afternoon.
Friday and into the weekend should feature dry and seasonably warm temperatures, but we’ll have to keep an eye on a couple of things. First, there will be an upper-level low in Atlantic Canada. It should be far enough east to have little impact on us, but if it sets up shop a little farther west, well, that could means clouds, cooler conditions, and maybe even a few showers along the coast as little pieces of energy rotate around the low. The other thing to keep an eye on its the front that moves through on Thursday will eventually stall out south of New England. Again, it should stall far enough to the south to not impact us, but if it stalls farther north than anticipated, then clouds and/or showers could impact south coastal areas. Again, both of these are low-probability right now, but the probability is not zero. We *should* have a good weekend weather-wise, but it’s not definite yet.
Meanwhile, the start of meteorological summer also means the start of Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Basin, and we’ve already got something cooking in the Bay of Campeche. There’s a system down there that’s trying to get organized, but it doesn’t have a lot of time. It will head northwestward, towards northeastern Mexico or extreme southern Texas, likely moving inland late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Whether or not it develops, it will bring some heavy rain and gusty winds to that area over the next few days. We’ve already have Andrea this season, so the next system that gets a name will be called Barry.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. High 63-70.
Monday night: Clear skies. Low 43-50.
Tuesday: Morning sunshine, then clouds move in during the afternoon. Showers may develop towards evening. High 62-69.
Tuesday night: Cloudy with showers likely. Low 49-56.
Wednesday: Cloudy, showers taper off in the morning, then redevelop at night. High 71-78, cooler along the coast.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some showers and thunderstorms possible. Skies may clear out late in the day and at night. High 74-81.
Friday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 72-79.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 75-82.
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 71-78.