We are coming off what has been a fantastic weekend weather-wise. Mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70s and 80s have been the trend. This is as a result of the upper levels slowly transitioning from the upper-low we had parked over our area last week to a general ridging pattern. This riding pattern will continue as we move through midweek and thus sunny skies & warm temperatures can generally be expected.
A ridge pattern is often associated with surface high pressure which, in turn, can mean dry and warm weather. This will indeed be the case this week. In fact, the center of high pressure is currently over the northern parts of the Gulf of Mexico which allows warm-moist air to be filter into our region thanks to the clockwise flow around a high pressure. As a result 80s will be maintained through much of this week.
That area of high pressure will slowly slide eastward into the eastern Atlantic and a low pressure system will take shape in the Great Plains. This setup will only enhance the southerly flow into the region.
Also, with the low pressure system still well to our west, conditions should stay dry through much of the week. Rain chances will not start to increase from the approaching system until Thursday Night and particularly Friday. Until then, enjoy an awesome streak of sunshine and 80 degree temperatures.
Tonight: Mostly clear with a low around 55. South-southwest winds up to 8 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny and warm with a high near 85. Breezy with a west-southwest wind at 10-20 mph with gusts up to 25+.
Monday Night: Mostly clear with a low around 57. South-southwest wind from 3-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies and warm still yet with a high near 84. Southwest winds from 8-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear with a low around 57. South-southwest winds 3-8 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high around 85. Southwest winds from 8-15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear with a low near 60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and warm with a high near 85.