1. Let’s start in the tropics first. Well unfortunately my thoughts on Hurricane Earl’s track shifting west looks to pan out and move just off the east coast. This will likely bring tropical storm conditions to eastern north Carolina and southeast new England with hurricane conditions for the outer banks and cape cod. However any more shifts in the expected track could lead to changes with this forecast.
2. A strong cold front will begin to spread some clouds into the region on Thursday with the strong ridge starting to break down a bit. On the backside of the high we will have southerly flow once again with highs near 90.
3. On Friday the front slams through the region with much needed scattered showers and storms mainly in the morning and much cooler weather thanks to northerly advection and a source air mass from Canada. Hihgs should be near 80 Friday after morning lows in the upper 60’s. This will likely only provide little if any drought relief for western portions of the state.
4. Saturday our region will be firmly in the cooler airmass and with northerly advection even with plenty of sunshine we should stay in the 70’s for temps with lows in the 50’s both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
5. Another return to southerly advection and more ridging by Sunday which means summer will quickly return with highs cracking 80 Sunday and into the mid and upper 80’s Monday. No rain is expected either day.
6. For those who are interested in computer modeling in meteorology, which is what meteorologists use to make forecasts often, check back later this weekend for a look at our new computer model here at western later this weekend.