Cold fronts bookend the weekend

Good Friday to one and all. We have a cold front dropping into the region today with another coming up on Sunday. These fronts will bring some showers and storms in here, but the big news will be the better brand of air. Yes, humidity levels and temps will both come way down.

As always, let’s begin with today. As the front moves in, scattered showers and storms kick in. A few of these may be on the strong side and put down heavy rains. Here are your tracking toys to end the week:

Tropical Storm Fay is along the east coast continues to work northward along the coast:

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This is the earliest F named storm on record. Here’s the track from the National Hurricane Center:

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Nothing like a July tropical system hitting New York City. Keep doing your thing, 2020.

That forces the next system to dive in here from the northwest by Sunday and reinforces the pleasant air we have ahead of it on Saturday. Showers and storms will accompany our gusty front:

Temps behind this will be pretty darn awesome to start the week with low humidity and temps only in the 80-85 degree range for Monday. Lows may even sneak into the high 50s:

The second half of next week will see a plains heat ridge move east, but how long and strong it gets around here remains to be seen. The latest 7 day height anomalies from the GFS Ensembles aren’t quite as strong:

One of the things that could also cut into the numbers… Rounds of storms. We are seeing more of a storm signal showing up on the models…

GFS

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We shall see about that.

Have a happy Friday and take care.

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