Meteor shower and falling temperatures

August 10th, 2013 at 6:33 pm by under Weather

Not a bad start to the weekend with temperatures running close to average with highs in the lower 80′s. But a weak cool front to the northwest will continue to slowly drift southeast which will give us the chance for a few isolated showers in the afternoon on Sunday, but still warm with highs in the low-mid 80′s. Future Trac showing the chance for a few isolated showers:

SUNDAY 2PM

Here is a look at our jet stream to our north on Sunday keeping our temperatures warm:

SUN 5PM JET

A better chance for rain will come Monday night and into Tuesday as another, stronger cold front approaches the area bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Behind that front much cooler temperatures as our jet stream shifts southward with highs only making it into the low 70′s on Wednesday!

WED JET

So far through the first 9 days of August rainfall amounts are running nearly the same as last year just over 1.3 inches, which is above the 0.86 inch average:

RAINFALL COMPARISON

And it looks like we will continue to add to that with chances for showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.

If you look up in the sky Saturday-Tuesday morning you will see the Perseids Meteor shower. This meteor shower will peak Sunday night into Monday morning. There will be 50 meteors per hour and with little moonlight you should be able to see these pretty well. However, it looks like there will be some clouds for us overnight which may inhibit the viewing of these meteors for some of us but shouldn’t be too much of an impact.

Have a great weekend!

Jonathan

 

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