Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

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Watching The Weekend and Eclipse Day

Good Friday to one and all. We have a cold front pressing across the state today, bringing a more comfortable brand of air into the region. This should make for a decent weather weekend for many. Monday is our big solar eclipse day and I’m watching some clouds trying to crash the party.

Showers and storms early today will move away, leaving us with afternoon sunshine…

Lower humidity levels work in this afternoon and evening, making for an AWESOME start to the high school football season. Temps will generally be in the 70s with a nice breeze blowing from the northwest.

Our Saturday storm chance is rather small and comes at the end of the day. The best threat is across northern parts of the state.

The forecast for Eclipse Day Monday continues to be for a mix of sun and clouds, with a very small storm chance. Here’s the latest cloud forecast from the GFS…

Showers and storms increase by Tuesday and Wednesday as we see a deep trough engulfing the eastern half of the country. This brings is much cooler than normal temperatures for the second half of next week into the following weekend…

The long range European Ensembles from WeatherBell show our wetter than normal summer working overtime into September…

It’s also interesting to see that same model showing some good snows in the Rockies and early season flakes flying across much of Canada…

Have a great Friday and take care.

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