Monday doing its thing..bleh. Clouds..drizzle..rain...mist. I'll say this though---it IS warm. Temps are in the 40s &50s (6am) already and will skyrocket into the upper 50s & mid 60s by afternoon. A storm (the same storm that dumped a foot of snow in MN & WI last night) will swing through here with raindrops & warm temps. In fact, we will hold onto the warmth well into the evening hours so plan on a mild night at Gillette with kickoff temps near 60 and 4th quarter temps still running in the mid 50s. Unfortunately, the chance of showers will be fairly high throughout the entire evening---but just scattered in nature. Whew--that's a busy Monday.
For Tuesday, we will clear out during the morning hours and the warm air also clears out of here as temps start in the upper 40s then fall into the low 40s by afternoon. We are quiet & chilly for Wednesday & Thursday.
Where's the cold & snow?!?!----None this week but there are continued signals from our models that *Greenland Blocking* will commence. Greenland Blocking is a type of jet stream pattern that often produces cold & snowstorms across eastern North America. This new pattern will get under way next weekend and there are signs of a colder & snowier pattern for the northeast over the 2nd half of December.
With the snap of the fingers we were thrown into summer this afternoon. Heat, humidity, A/C and shorts - with a hazy sun to boot. But with the sea breeze knocking back the temperatures (and bringing in a round of downpours this evening), there are changes afoot.
Well, it certainly was a great weekend weather-wise until this afternoon when the temps dropped and light showers moved in from west to east. Despite the cool down, the theme for this upcoming week is warmer with higher humidity. It'll also be unsettled at times.
Our fun in the sun ends this afternoon as morning sunshine fades behind thickening clouds. As those clouds increase, a few showers break out this afternoon from west to east, with the highest chance for rain late afternoon and this evening. Most of the showers are light, especially the early afternoon ones, but a heavier shower or two is possible near day's end and early this evening. Highs reach the mid to upper 60s around noon, then fall back to near 60 mid to late afternoon thanks to scattered showers. These showers are brought to us by a warm front.