Active Pattern This Week With Cooler Temps, Storm Chances


Monday, June 27th 2016, 3:52 am
By: Alan Crone


The pattern is changing and this will allow periodic storm chances across the area for the next several days.  We may see some activity trying to develop this morning in a few locations according to some data. By midday, the focus should be more southward across the area. 

The temperatures will also be slightly lower compared to the last few days.   

The upper level ridge that has been present across our area for the last two weeks is now weakening and will retrograde westward by the middle to end of the week. The upper air flow will become more favorable for periodic storm chances, including the threat of some late night and pre-dawn storm complexes to roll across the area. 

The pattern is expected to change again late in the weekend with a return to mostly hot and dry conditions after the 4th of July.

Temperatures will stay in the upper 60s and lower 70s for lows this morning. Daytime highs are expected to be in the lower 90s today.

Lows will stay in the lower 70s Tuesday and Wednesday morning with highs in the lower 90s. The lowest chance of showers and storms will occur Tuesday.

A complex of storms will likely impact part of the area Wednesday night or Thursday morning, and then again late Thursday night into Friday morning.  We may another round or two during next weekend before the ridge begins to expand back near the area. Temperatures for the second half of the week could easily stay in the 80s for highs, but we’ll keep the lower 90s through Thursday and then drop the highs into the 80s Friday and Saturday.

Thanks for reading the abbreviated edition of the Monday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a great day!

Alan Crone

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