Cold start but warm end to the week

November 4th, 2012 at 6:13 pm by under Weather

After sunny start to Sunday the clouds began to filter across the Miami Valley.  The clouds begin to break up once again tonight allowing temperatures to fall into the upper 20′s in most locations by Monday morning.

Remember the sun is going to rise around 7:11 Monday morning so don’t forget the sunglasses as you head out the door!  We’ll start off Monday chilly but with some sunshine.  A weak bubble of high pressure builds across portions of the area breaking up the cloud cover.

Expect a nice fall day Monday but temperatures will struggle to reach 50.  We’ll be running about 10 degrees below normal for the day.

Now the all important election forecast.  Weather won’t be a problem across the Miami Valley so you’ll have no issues heading to the polls Tuesday.  We’ll start the day with lots of sunshine but we will see clouds increase as the afternoon progresses.  A cold front will move through the Great Lakes by the evening hours.   There’s a chance for some showers to develop but they won’t begin until late Tuesday evening.  As colder air filters in some of the rain showers may mix with a few snowflakes but I’m not expecting any accumulation at all.

So here’s how Election Day is shaping up

The chilly weather we saw this weekend will continue to stick around for a few more days.  Our storm track or jet stream is keeping a trough in place meaning the cool weather is entrenched here while the warmer temperatures stay out west.

Notice that area of low pressure along the Gulf of Mexico.  That area of low pressure at the surface and a disturbance in the upper levels in our atmosphere are going to come together to create another storm along the east coast.  Now I do want to point out that this storm Wed/Thu will not be as strong as Sandy.  The strength and track are still not set in stone but it does appear that another storm is heading for the east coast which will really impact the clean up and recovery effort.

The National Weather Service has come up with a couple of great graphics I want to share with you.  The first shows the upper level disturbance that will merge with the area of low pressure at the surface.  Keep in mind this is all the way on the west coast.  Once our computer models get a grasp on its strength and motion they will be able to get a better feel for the strength and location of this next storm.

Here in the Miami Valley we are going to start off chilly but our jet stream or storm track will shift for the end of the week meaning temperatures will warm!  Expect highs near 60 and even the lower 60′s with breezy southwest winds.

Have a wonderful week!
Tara
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