Unsettled, cooler than normal weather to continue

In a summer that seems to never want to fully arrive, cooler than normal weather will continue during the majority of the upcoming work week. Tuesday looks to be the warmest of the next few days, as southerly winds pump in a warmer and more humid airmass. Temperatures will respond, with highs reaching the mid to upper 80’s in most locations away from the beaches. But an approaching front will signal the end of this warm weather (what else is new this summer) with showers and storms during the afternoon hours on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The tail end of the work week looks to feature cooler than normal temperatures once again, behind the aforementioned front, with west-northwesterly surface winds keeping humidity down. Weather that resembles late summer and early autumn will be more common in the next several days than the typical hot, humid weather of early August. The saving grace, in the cooler than normal temperatures, is the fact that the weather will remain relatively dry and won’t feature any significant precipitation events.

HRRR model showing highs in the upper 80's on Tuesday.

HRRR model showing highs in the upper 80’s on Tuesday.

Why is this important, at least in our near future? The Perseid Meteor shower is why! The annual Perseids are approaching this weekend into early next week (we’ll have a separate article regarding them as we approach the dates) and the weather looks to cooperate with at least generally favorable weather. The bright moon in the night skies might make viewing a bit more difficult, but no widespread clouds or showers are expected to spoil the fun.

The cooler than average weather is expected to continue, however, through the medium to long term. Forecast models continue to harp on the idea of a ridge on the west coast aiding in the development of an east coast trough — with high latitude ridging/above normal heights making matters worse in that regard. Essentially, the troughiness will continue with no heat expected in the near future.