A deep trough (dip) in the jet stream is bringing unseasonably cool weather to the Tri-State this week. Lows in the lower 50s and highs in the 70s are certainly not common for the end of July! If you are looking for heat and pool-time weather, you may be out of luck for a while. This trough appears to be a rather persistent one with the entire upcoming week expected to be below normal for temperatures.
Daytime instability will build a few cumulus clouds on Tuesday afternoon after a sunny start. Some of these clouds may even produce a few light showers on Wednesday. Mainly dry weather is expected however. Highs will slowly warm into the lower 80s by Wednesday afternoon after another cool start in the middle 50s.
We will see more sunshine on Thursday with highs remaining in the lower 80s. Enough humidity may return by Friday to pop a few showers and thunderstorms. These storms will be widely scattered in nature for Friday and right through the upcoming weekend.
Highs will head for the middle 80s this weekend and it looks like we might get closer to normal by the start of next week. Even so, temperatures in the upper 80s are not excessively hot. This will be the second July in a row with below normal temperatures across much of the nation. The current forecast for August is calling for near or slightly below normal temperatures. While some more hot summer days are likely, the overall cool trend may continue on the average.
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