Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

Time posted: 1:54 am

Steamy Temps Before More Storms

Good Wednesday, folks. Summer continues to flex a little September muscle for the next few days, but thunderstorms are about ready to sweep back in. Rounds of boomers will kick in by Friday and should last through the weekend. Bigger changes are in store for next week.

Highs today and Thursday are deep into the 80s. High humidity levels  continue to give us a tropical feel and there’s still the chance for a storm or two to go up.

A cold front nears the state later Friday with showers and storms on the increase. Those showers and storms can put down some pretty good rains as they roll through.

That front will then slow down on top of the region over the weekend. This may oscillate north and south, with areas north of the front seeing more dry than areas south. Still, rounds of showers and storms are a good bet through early next week.

The models aren’t shy with the rainfall numbers for the next week…

This is NOT going to be a washout of a weekend. You will get many dry hours, so just pick and choose on when to be outdoors. 🙂

A stronger front will then roll in here by the middle of next week and may bring some pretty good thunderstorms our way…

That will also bring much cooler air in here, with even cooler air likely to follow that by next weekend. As a matter of fact, the closing days of September into early October look cold for this time of year. The average departures from the Ensembles are all over this…

Remember that early season frost potential I was talking about? This pattern could support that.

One potential trouble maker would be the tropics. Watch the east coast for some kind of system to try and develop. It may almost be a part of the energy left from Florence that breaks off and circles back.

Back to the Ensembles… Those same models continue to suggest some early flakes pretty far south into the plains by early October…


Make it a great day and take care.