Sunday, September 22, 2013

Boring Weather Week Alert

After last night's inch of rain for much of the I-95 corridor, a week of boring, quiet weather takes over as high pressure moves in and controls the regime over the eastern half of the country.

And by boring, we mean it. The pattern for nearly everyone east of the Mississippi River and north of Interstate 40 this week will be subdued...with a frontal boundary along the Gulf Coast producing rains for the early part of the week (and a low that tracks across the Southeast along that front) and a large blocking regime of high pressure just holding serve, providing really nice weather.

The next system that may impact us doesn't start developing until Friday & Saturday in the Plains.

While some mornings will be cool the next few days, the general trend will be moderation and warming back up. We may, in fact, make a run at 80 for highs by late in the week.

A couple of storm systems will push northeast through the Plains but will be unable to knock down the expansive ridge of high pressure over us. It'll take until late Sunday and Monday before any system *may* impact us. The GFS' indicates a stronger storm that develops on Friday in the Plains may be the one that does the trick.

Much of the "roadblock" is sponsored by a larger coastal storm that cuts off in the Eastern Atlantic, slowing down the highway behind it and providing us a fine weather week.  The backlog includes an upper level low that also cuts off near Newfoundland, but the Eastern Atlantic feature is the stronger and one that starts the traffic jam. It gradually weakens late this week, allowing the pattern to gradually open back up.  For us, it's a great weather week that results!