While we won’t see an end to our periodic rains, the temperatures will get cranked up late this week into early next week. A large dome of high pressure (hot) will be displaced by midweek as an area of low pressure strengthens in the Prairie Provinces of Canada. As this moves northeast, it will allow a southwesterly wind to develop. This will tug that warm air into the Midwest and Great Lakes States beginning Wednesday and Thursday. It’s even conceivable we could touch 90° in spots with lower (to perhaps middle) 90s Saturday and Sunday.
However, late in the weekend and early next week, a cool front will approach from the northwest. Models are terrible on timing with this thing with one model giving us a soggy Sunday and the other bringing in the rains Monday. I’m banking on the late scenario which keeps the majority, if not all, of the weekend dry. We’ll work on the timing of this as we head through the week.
Bottom line question: Are you happy to get some heat back just in time for Labor Day? -ERIC
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This post was written by Eric Sorensen on August 20, 2012