We are looking at one of the quietest stretches of weather in quite some time.
After a weekend of "excitement" it'll be a nice change of pace. This will also
be the first taste of fall-like weather across the region.
Yesterday was a largely dry day across most of the Northeast and Middle
Atlantic, though there were one or two showers that popped up as a result of
the deep trough still over the region. The combined cool air aloft and upper
energy associated with the trough caused the shower activity. The lack of
overall moisture prevented any widespread rainfall from occurring. That being
said there will still be cool air aloft and the trough will be slowly exiting
Today will be on the backside of the trough which will mean a more stable
atmosphere overall, but some afternoon clouds will still develop from some
mid-level moisture around 800 mb and slight instability at this level. Also
there will be enough of a pressure gradient from the high building in and the
lower pressure to the east for a noticeable breeze this afternoon.
It will be another cool night tonight, quickly dropping this evening as the
sun sets. Down into the 50s tonight, it'll be the coolest night since early
High pressure will be dead-center over the Northeast tomorrow and Wednesday.
Unless you like clouds, rain, or any type of unsettled weather it will be
difficult to say anything bad about either of these two days (perhaps it'll be
cool to start Tomorrow morning, especially in the Suburbs where some 40-degree
readings are likely).
On Thursday and Friday, winds take on a more southerly tack and that will
spread warmer air northward and perhaps a little more humidity on Friday.
On Saturday it will still be a dry day with the high pressure still holding
on, but a storm system centered in the Plains on Friday will move eastward and
a few more clouds could arrive in the afternoon. The storm system itself will pass
by later in the weekend possibly brining our next showers on Monday.
Have a great day!