Quieter weather is in store for the next 4 or so days as the weak mess of upper level energy that has kept clouds and showers in the forecast these past few days moves slowly to the east. Expect a clearing and warming trend through the end of the week with uncomfortable heat and humidity returning by Friday. Showers and storms are again likely Saturday as a cold front moves through. The timing of that front remains uncertain and just how strong those storms get will depend on exactly when that front moves through. More details will become available as the week goes on and I’ll pass those along as soon as I figure them out.
Since the weather looks fairly quiet until the highly uncertain forecast next weekend, this will be a fairly quick post. The 12Z GFS shows the general trends over the next week with cool and cloudy conditions now (grey/green on the far right) giving way to clearing and warming towards the end of the week. The red line is the temp trace and I added the purple arrow to show temps increasing with time (time goes from right to left on this graphic with the right hand side being now and the far left being next weekend). Temps and humidity (green line) peaks Friday (purple box) before cooling off towards next week (note descending temp trend at the far left of the image). The biggest chance for precip will be Saturday with those potential storms. Gusty NW winds are likely to usher in a period of cool, dry weather for early next week.