A front passed through the region as we headed into the weekend bringing a much needed break from the stagnant pattern of heat and humidity that had lingered in the region for weeks. As high pressure built into the Northeast it wedged down the east side of the Appalachians bringing a flow of air off of the ocean along with seasonably cool temperatures, lots of clouds, and some patch drizzle and showers. The wedge of cool air will remain in place through the first half of the week with similar conditions for our Monday. You may want to take your umbrella today as a just in case but the showers will be fairly sparse. Expect a lot of clouds throughout the day as the high pressure off to our north moves to the east and a couple of areas of tropical low pressure off of the North & South Carolina coasts keeps a steady easterly flow of air and moisture off of the ocean flowing into the region keeping the temps on the cool side of normal and the threat for some drizzle and showers in the picture today. Tomorrow will be very similar although it will likely be a couple of degrees milder as a warm front starts to lift north of the region.
The cold front associated with tomorrow’s warm front will move through Wednesday with some scattered showers and thunderstorms for Hump Day. In the wake of that frontal passage we will find high pressure moving in and sunnier, warmer days the second half of the week and into the weekend.
It’s still that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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