Five-Star Weather Straight Ahead
We're a few days away from the autumnal equinox but will get a nice taste of fall weather today through the weekend as both surface and mid-level ridges of high pressure will remain the dominant feature near the state. Drier air, in the form of lower 50-degree dew points, continues to advect or move horizontally from the northeast to southeast this morning from the Missouri Valley region. This pattern will continue with slightly lower dew points Saturday evening into Sunday morning. The result will be morning lows anywhere from 6 to 12 degrees below normal to afternoon highs near or slightly below normal. Northeast winds will remain today, but southeast winds return this weekend around 7 to 15 mph.
A look down the road into next week may keep most of this pattern in place. Some data attempts to bring a front across the state Thursday night into Friday with very little impact. It appears we may be in between a strong wave across the northern U.S. and a tropical system along the Gulf coast region of Texas or Louisiana. So, despite south winds this weekend through most of next week, low level moisture will be intercepted by the tropical system (Wilfred?) and remain to our south. Temps for next week should remain near normal.
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