Good morning. It’s FRIDAY!
It is an absolutely beautiful summer morning with temperatures in the 60s and no wind. High pressure is overhead and it will be shifting east today. A dramatic warm-up is likely over the weekend. A weak cold front will be approaching us on Sunday and a hot westerly wind will be pulled in ahead of this frontal zone resulting in a huge warm up:
Our forecast high for Sunday is 102°. Very warm air is going to be forced out over us at around 5,000 feet up. Take a look at this 850 mb forecast map from this morning’s NAM model:
Tropical Storm Chris is out over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and the next name is Debbie. Debbie may form in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. And, as you look at the map above, you can see that we will have the westerly trajectory of air just above the surface, and likely down to the surface ahead of a cold front that will pass through Sunday night. This model has the 30 degree C line spreading our way which is extreme for this height level. It is going to sizzle on Sunday. The question is how high will it go? I will go over the details on Friday Night In The Big Town beginning at 4:30 PM. Stormy The Weather Dog will be with me tonight too!
Have a great Friday!