Good Monday morning bloggers,
The average low for today is 26° and we currently sit in the low to mid 60s, about 40 degrees above average! Did you notice the damp to wet streets? Well, it did not rain, it is condensation of the mositure in the air on the colder pavement. It is just like taking a can of cold soda outside on a warm day and the can sweats.
We are going for a high of 70° and that would tie the record high set in 1956!
So, we have warmth and high humidity and a cold front will be moving through this afternoon. Surely, it will rain, right? Well, the answer is basically no. There will be lots of clouds and a 10% chance for a brief rain shower. There is no major storm system with the front, so no significant rain is expected. We are in a drought and they are hard to break. This weak front will move through and Tuesday will be sunny and pleasant with a high around 60°. Considering it is December, this is a very weak front. SEE MAPS #1 and #2.
MAP #1: NOON TODAY
MAP #2: NOON TUESDAY
We are in search of some changes and they are showing up for next week. The weather pattern during the last week and continuing this week is one in which there are no big storm systems across the country, just a fast west to east flow with embedded weak systems. There has been an anchor large storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean sending these pieces of weak energy our way. It also holdS the Arctic air up in Canada. SEE MAP #3.
MAP #3: UPPER LEVEL FLOW TODAY @NOON. NO BIG STORM SYSTEM, FAST WEST TO EAST FLOW
There are changes showing up in about 7 days as a storm system will likely drop into the Rockies then head east across the Plains. This should bring our region some rain and perhaps snow. There are still no signs of a cold outbreak. We will be talking more about this the next several days. SEE MAP #4.
MAP #4: 6 PM SUNDAY. A STORM WILL LIKELY BE DROPPING INTO THE ROCKIES…CHANGES?
Have a great day and week ahead!