Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

Time posted: 1:36 am

From Gorgeous To Ugly

Good Wednesday, everyone. The headline isn’t about me once I take my TV makeup off (I’m ugly either way :)), It’s all about the weather over the next few days. We have some pretty ugly stuff on the way later this week through the weekend. It’s a setup that will keep temps well below normal.

Before we get to all that, let’s take a moment and enjoy today’s dose of awesomeness. Sunny skies will feature low humidity levels and temps only in the lower 80s for highs.

Similar conditions will be noted on Thursday, but we may throw a degree or two on top of today’s digits. Either way, today and tomorrow are flat out gorgeous. That said, there is a slight chance for a late Thursday storm.

The ugly rolls in on Friday as a huge cutoff upper level low drops in from the northwest. This will hang around through the weekend and into early next week…

As I’ve said, there is NOTHING summer-like about that kind of a setup.

So, what does it actually mean for the weather where you live? Plenty of wet weather and MUCH cooler than normal temps.

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be common…

We will need to watch late Friday into Friday night for the potential for a healthy complex of thunderstorms causing a few issues in our region.

Temperatures under a system like this can have a little “wow” factor for this time of year. Highs may struggle into the low and middle 70s for a day or two.

The cool doesn’t end there. Check out the temperature departures for next week…

Folks, that’s one heck of a final week of July!

I’ve been yapping about this pattern flip for the past few weeks and it’s now upon us. A cooler than normal second half of Summer is very possible, if not likely, across much of the country. The latest long range European Model shows this through the last day of August…

The same model shows above normal rainfall through the same time…

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.