Good Wednesday everyone. We’ve made it to the halfway mark of the week and it’s all downhill toward the weekend. Our trend of cooler than normal weather has another day or two left in the tank before we switch things around. That switch should result in a warm and rather stormy pattern around here.
Temps today will run on the cool side of things with readings back into the low and mid 70s east and near 80 across the far west. Partly sunny skies will continue and we will still have the threat for a shower or thunderstorm across the eastern half of the state.
Thursday and Friday look to be spectacular days with temps around 80 Thursday and then into the low and mid 80s by Friday. This will be the beginning of a much warmer pattern with readings set to hit the upper 80s over the weekend. This is not going to be a big round of heat we are dealing with as this pattern looks to be one that will really increase our flow off the Gulf of Mexico. That means a moist flow that will ramp up our chances for showers and thunderstorms from late weekend into most of next week.
A cold front will be dropping southward into the Ohio Valley by late Monday and Tuesday. This should slam the brakes on and that could mean a prolonged threat for showers and storms. The GFS really likes this scenario…
That scenario could lead to a lot of tropical moisture being pulled northward from the Gulf and into our region. You get that idea by looking at the GFS Rain Forecast for the next two weeks…
Can this pattern spit our some kind of tropical system in the gulf or off the southeastern coastline? That’s certainly a possibility.
Have a great Wednesday and take care.