Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Time posted: 1:09 am

Big Changes On The Way

Good Saturday, everyone. We have another front touching off scattered showers and storms out there today, but the focus of the forecast is on big changes coming next week. We are going back into the fall-like pattern we had for the first half of August. Can this one just go ahead and lead into an early fall? Maybe.

Highs today are in the 80s with scattered showers and storms going up. Here are your radars to track the action…

I can’t rule out an isolated shower or storm on Sunday with temps deep into the 80s.

Solar eclipse day continues to look very steamy with the chance for a few clouds getting into the region. Here’s the latest cloud forecast from the GFS…

The NAM…

The most fascinating thing to me about all this is the drop in temps as the eclipse is occurring. Temps may tumble by more than 10 degrees as we lose the sun for a while.

Beyond the eclipse comes a big change for the middle and end of next week. A strong cold front drops in from the northwest with an increase in showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday…

Temperatures come way down behind this front for the second half of next week into next weekend. We may string together another extended run of highs in the 70s…

Can this just go ahead and lead us into a full-blown early start to fall? The CFS has been showing that for some time now, and the GFS Ensembles are showing the below normal going through early September…

By the way, the CFS keeps showing some significant cool periods for September…

Have a great day and take care.

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