Now onto the HUGE weather story this week. As I said over and over last weekend on the air, this week will feature a temperature roller coaster with highs in the 90s then in the 70s. Lo and behold, the NAM wants to make it even cooler with readings not getting out of the 60s Thursday. A very strong early season front will bring an October chill in September. As far as rain, I really don't see much of that. I do think plenty of cloud cover and an easterly wind behind the front will bring an extra chill to the air. The only thing missing will be leaves changing colors, but that won't be too long from now. I don't think we'll be able to get into record low territory due to the expected cloudy skies. This will not allow overnight lows to drop too much, but those clouds will keep highs even cooler. Temperatures will begin to moderate as we go into the weekend and the cool, Canadian area of high pressure moves away.
Below are maps from the overnight run of the NAM
|Tuesday high temperatures look very warm to hot. We should hit the 90s while Texas bakes once again in the 100s. Cooler air to the north starts to push into the United States.|
|By Thursday, the very cool air is entrenched in Arkansas with readings only making it into the 60s and 70s for highs and plenty of clouds. The 100s are gone in Texas with the remaining summer air pressed along the Gulf Coast States.|
|More cool air on Friday is expected, but as the high shifts to the east, a return flow will try to move that warm air along the coast back to the north by this weekend.|