Good Wednesday to one and all. We have a few more cooler than normal days to get through before we finally warm things up as we inch closer to the weekend. Those warm temps may also bring a prolonged threat for showers and thunderstorms to the area as we roll into most of next week.
Today will be another day with highs only in the 70s as partly cloudy skies rule the weather roost. A couple of isolated showers and thunderstorms will try to go up again during the afternoon hours with the greatest concentration across the east.
Tired of the daily weather trackers? Me too, but we have them for one more day.
Thursday sees more sunshine returning to the region as temps hit the upper 70s to near 80. Low and mid 80s will return by Friday with mid and upper 80s settling in over the weekend.
This does not like anything other than a typical warm summer pattern. The European Model shows how the heat really gets cut down as it tries to surge in from the southwest:
That is a flow right off the Gulf of Mexico and that means an increase in moisture that will lead to some scattered showers and storms as early as Sunday. A cold front across the upper Midwest will then work toward our part of the world and put the brakes on. Showers and storms may become rather common next week.
I doubt too many farmers will be complaining.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.