Daily Archives: September 26, 2017

Time posted: 1:10 am

A Fall Cold Front On The Way

Good Tuesday to one and all. Summer steam… Summer Steam… it continues for one more day, then changes sweep across the region. Those changes will be with a couple of fall cold fronts dropping in from the northwest later this week.

The forecast for today is rinse and repeat of our past several days. Enjoy it, fans of summer.

A few clouds will billow up and can produce isolated showers and storms. You can see those on our national satellite…

You can also see the close call North Carolina is having with Hurricane Maria. This storm will continue to lift due north for another day or so before being swept northeast ahead of our first fall front. That arrives late Wednesday and can produce a broken band of showers and storms…

The trough digging into the country behind this front is splitting. That’s actually a good thing for the east coast, or it would have entrained Maria and whipped it northwest.

It also means the air isn’t as cold as it could be, but it’s still going to be a nice blast of fall. Temps behind front number one drop into the 70-75 degree range Thursday into Friday.

Front number two drops in late Friday and early Saturday…

That’s likely a dry system, but I suppose we can squeeze out an isolated shower or storm from it.

The air coming in behind that front looks awesome for the weekend. Highs Saturday should stay in the 60s for many with upper 60s and low 70s on Sunday. Lows by Sunday morning can tickle the 40 degree mark for some.

From there, the pattern becomes murky because it now looks like the tropics are going to spawn a few more systems. I said to beware the potential for tropical systems to try to control the pattern again, and that looks to be the case over the next few weeks.

Temps may warm early next week (nothing like right now), as a disturbance forms near Florida, That slows down the front from the west, putting it in here later in the week. Behind that front, the Caribbean and Gulf will be prime for development…

The tropics continue to be the driver of the overall weather pattern!

Make it a great day and take care.