Good Wednesday to one and all. We’ve made it to the middle of the week and all is well in the wonderful world of weather. Temps will continue to slowly warm over the next few days, but I have my eyes on some cooler changes.
There isn’t anything left to say about the weather we have out there right now. Sunny skies and temps near 80 will be common today into Thursday.
Friday will find a weak front working our direction from the west. This front won’t have much juice to work with and may only produce a scattered shower or storm late Friday into early Saturday. The air behind our boundary will be much cooler as readings head back into the low and mid 70s for highs for Saturday and Sunday. Showers may work back in late Sunday and Monday.
The pattern for next week and beyond is taking on one that looks more like late fall or winter. The jet stream is really going to amplify across North America and this can lead to some early season chilly shots of air around here. Check out the 500mb Height Anomaly map from the European Ensembles by the middle of next week:
That is a heck of a deep trough across the eastern half of the country. The bright orange and yellow spots on the map show where the blocks are forcing the jet stream to dive into the country. This pattern has the potential to give us a frost threat before September is over. Our normal first frost comes during the middle of October.
That pattern may also produce snow across the Rockies and northern plains. It’s almost THAT time of year!!
Have a great Wednesday and take care.