Good Monday everyone. We are kicking off another work week with more in the way of pleasant temperatures across our region. We are slowly going to change that up this week as readings start to rise. We may even go above normal for a day or two.
That would certainly be noteworthy as August has been a cooler than normal month. Temps have been below normal for the past 10 days in a row and we should add to that string over the next few days. The jet stream continues to take a big dip across the eastern half of the country and this is allowing for some Canadian air to take over. This is what it looks like from the GFS Model:
Highs today will hit the upper 70s and lower 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. A weak system across the Ohio Valley will spit out a shower or thunderstorm today and you should be able to track those on regional radar:
Tuesday looks similar very similar to today with a chance for a shower or storm and temps back into the same range.
We will start to warm it up a bit for the second half of the week as our readings return toward normal for this time of year. The big trough across the east begins to lift out and that allows for a much more zonal and warmer flow.
I still cannot find any sustained heat across our part of the world and time is running out for Summer to throw us another sizzler. My gut says it may wait until early September for one last hot spell. Of course, that could just be the Philly cheese steak I had earlier.
Enjoy your Monday and take care.