Crisp And Cool

I don’t know about you by I am loving these late summer days—full of sunshine, seasonable temps as well as low humidity—especially the morning hours (granted, after 2:30pm I’m inside a TV studio) where the air is cool & crisp. Something about it after a long, hot summer that makes the air invigorating. We have more of this on the way the next two days. Friday starts cool–even chilly for some. This map is where I think temps will be around 6:30 tomorrow morning:

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Invigorating. Dry air from Canada allows this to happen and the thing about dry air is that it cools off quickly but can also warm up quickly as well and that happens tomorrow as temps make it into the low & mid 70s by afternoon under high skies. Should be great for any & all outdoor activities planned.

Saturday picks up where Friday leaves off……another cool morning with temps starting in the upper 40s-low 50s but with more sunshine on tap, those numbers will once again reach the 70s..pretty close to the normal high of 73.  Saturday is the Outside Day….because, Sunday looks to offer a lot of clouds and a scattering of rain showers. Bit early to pin down the shower timeline but plan on some rain during the day–including down at Gillette and up in Fenway (night game).

The weather system coming at us is a cool front which normally, produces scant amounts of rain (see yesterday) but this front may try and tap into some tropical moisture. Check this out:
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(Graphic appears courtesy WeatherBELL Analytics)
That map shows water vapor (available moisture for storms and fronts) across the United States tomorrow morning. here in New England, it’s low (hence the sunshine) but check out that red blob east of the NC/SC coastline–that is where you find T.S. Julia—all sorts of tropical moisture! Now check out the water vapor for Monday of next week:

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(Graphic appears courtesy WeatherBELL Analytics)
You still see that reddish-orange blob east of Carolina (still T.S. Julia or whatever is left of her) but you now notice a plume of that reddish/orange color up into New England. That is the front drawing tropical moisture out of Julia and into New England. If this weather model verifies (ECMWF) then we’d be talking downpours capable of producing an inch of rain up in these parts…let’s hope so…the drought rolls on in spite of the cooler fall season beginning to take hold.

Until then, enjoy the sunshine.

~JR

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