Daily Archives: August 21, 2012
Good Tuesday everyone and thanks for checking in with KWC. It’s another below normal temperature day out there today, but things are about to toast up a bit by the end of the week into the weekend. Our overall pattern is going to look a little more like it should this time of year. That includes warm temps and the tropics coming to life.
Our run of fall air has been impressive over the past few weeks. Lexington and Jackson set record lows Monday morning and London tied their record low and a few spots may approach similar readings this morning. Highs this afternoon will range from the upper 70s to low 80s across the east with middle 80s west.
I do expect to see some scattered showers and thunderstorms dotting the radar picture out there today. The best chance looks to be in the north and east. Your radar page has you covered to track any of the boomers.
Temps will then start to come up for the middle and end of the week. Highs in the mid and upper 80s will be common and 90 degrees is possible for some.
The pattern over the next few weeks across the U.S. is likely to be dictated by what goes on in the tropics. The map of the Atlantic basin is littered with possibilities with the main system approaching the Caribbean over the next few days. This should become Issac very soon.
That storm is still forecast by many of the medium range models to head toward Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Here’s one of the latest runs from the GFS…
We will see what happens with the soon to be Isaac, but tropical systems are usually the bullies on the block when it comes to weather patterns.
Have a great Tuesday and take care.