When I got in this morning I noticed 2 things. 1 That the pollen was high and my allergies were going nuts. And 2. Meteorologist Tiffany Savona left me a graphic from last night that was pretty interesting. It showed last weeks cool-down compared to this week’s. Here is that graphic:
So last week we had the huge arctic blast. This week we’ll see a nice cool down, but it will actually be pretty nice behind the front this time. Today we are warming to the upper 70s out ahead of the cold front. We’ll probably hit a few 80s inland too. Winds are already picking up out of the southwest. They will run at about 10-15mph with a few gusts up to 20mph.
We had a few clouds around this morning, but we’ll see strong sunshine from the mid morning through midday. Due to the higher temps, recent rain, and higher humidity I have put the pollen forecast up to a 10 out of today today. I think we’ll see greenish/yellowish cars everywhere by the end of the day.
By this evening the front will push through. The models are suggesting 2 rounds of showers and storms. The first one comes in at 5pm.
This will be a little ahead of the front. On a large scale this is not going to be a huge powerful system. There will be a little instability, but the upper level winds don’t look too strong. So while we may see a few spots of heavier rain and gusty winds, we are not expecting severe weather at this time. Later in the evening a second round looks to appear just behind the front. This will be from about 8-11pm.
Overnight we will dry out behind the front. Winds will pick up out of the northwest at 10-20mph, and temperatures will drop down to near 50. Behind the front tomorrow we’ll actually see some nice weather. Winds will be breezy (NW 10-20mph), but the sun will be out and highs will still manage to get into the mid 60s. It will be even better on Thursday with less wind, but similar weather.
We’ll warm up again by Friday with a few more late day storms possible. The weekend was looking cooler, but now the models have backed off of the cooling a bit and are keeping the temps mild. We’ll see if this is a trend.
In national news there is a new study out about certain biofuels. Namely corn residue. It says that they are not more efficient that gasoline. Here is the article from the Associated Press: Biofuel efficiency.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler