Overnight front brings drier, cooler week
Humidity slowly decreases over the next few days.
- Cold front arrives tonight; Stray storms
- Drier, cooler weather returns this week
- Potential showers by Father’s Day weekend
A shift in our pattern is expected this week. An overnight cold front will bring a few stray showers and storms to the mountains, but also provide a noticeable change in the humidity this week with plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures starting Tuesday.
TUESDAY - THURSDAY
Tuesday through Thursday will bring increasingly drier air as dew points drop through mid week. This leads to mostly sunny skies and very low shower/storm chances. Afternoon highs will climb to the upper 70s to low 80s.
By the end of the week, winds shift from the south, bringing back the increased humidity and heat. Afternoon highs return to the upper 80s to low 90s.
The tropics are heating up with several disturbances being monitored. Tropical Storm Bill has formed off the Virginia coast and should only bring minimal impacts to the East Coast as it exits northeast.
Another area in the southern Gulf of Mexico is being monitored for tropical development toward the end of the week. This one may end up moving closer to the U.S. by the weekend bringing heavy rain along the Gulf States.
In fact, there’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding the weekend. A cold front will approach our area by Saturday producing scattered showers and storms.
Sunday, the front stalls over the area which helps to focus more organized showers and storms for Sunday (Father’s Day) and Monday.
Afternoon temperatures will also warm to the upper 80s Saturday and remain warmer than average Sunday.
For the latest information on the tropics visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/