Benefit Of Odd WeatherJuly 29th, 2014 at 8:05 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
We are seeing that odd weather pattern again over the United States. An unusually cool airmass has pushed into the eastern half of the United States, and it has created a large trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere.
The reason it is odd is because this type of pattern hardly ever happens in the Summer. Also, the pattern looks like it will be stuck for a few days. Luckily this will give us some nice weather locally. Highs will be in the 80s and lows will be in the 60s for the next 3-4 days. Other than an isolated shower in the region, we’ll have a dry forecast.
By next weekend things will change. The trough will lift north, and we’ll warm up again. The humidity will flow back northward. This will give us a higher chance for rain.
In the tropics I am tracking a large area of thunderstorms in the east central Atlantic. It is moving west and is likely to become a tropical depression or storm in the next few days.
The models detect this area and generally strengthen it. Over the next few days the system is forecast to move west and then northwest towards Puerto Rico. The GFS model keeps it out to sea, but we’ll see what happens beyond the Greater Antilles. For now it’s just something to watch.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler