The Week Ahead: Cooler trend, drier, sunny days!

Good evening, Foothills Action Network! Happy Sunday! It's been a while since we have written you one of these Week Ahead posts with all of the tropical activity and hubbub, so we have some work to do!

Short Term Forecast (Monday - Tuesday)

The setup for this time frame is a bit tumultuous in a synoptic sense in that upper atmospherically we have a ridge that will replace the zonal flow and build in from the west just beyond the Apps to the east. This will result in a quick-paced cold frontal passage which ultimately ushers potential Hurricane Humberto away from the US coastline. Surface conditions during this time will still be fairly mild in that we will have above seasonal temperatures of upper to mid 80's for both days, mostly sunny conditions for Monday, and scattered thunderstorms and showers accompanying the front on Tuesday. Dense and patchy fog can be expected Monday morning during the morning commute, but should be completely gone by 9 am. General humidity during this time will be fairly high at around 50-60% during the lunch period and will of course be locally higher with the storms in the area.

Long Term Forecast (Wednesday - Saturday)

For this bulk section of the forecast we will be experiencing the presence and building of the upper level ridge that will bring to us cooler and drier temperatures from the north-northeast once the front passes and the axis of the ridge is to our east. This will bring much more seasonal temperatures that will hover around the upper 70's and lower 80's. Every day we are expecting partly to mostly sunny skies, humidity at around 30% with the exception of Wednesday that does have a 20% chance of showers in the afternoon. This cooler pattern will begin to warm back up starting on Sunday and Monday, but a little reprieve is always welcome, yes?

Thank you very much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful week.


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