A Big Warm Up Lies Ahead of Us

July 17, 2014 0 Comments

As our current weather pattern continues to shift and we go from unseasonably cool to more seasonable weather this week, we’re beginning to see data in the forecast that suggests we may be experiencing some of the warmest weather of the year in the coming week or so. The jet stream has been shifted to the south in recent days, allowing cooler air to infiltrate our area and draw in some smoke from wildfires from northwestern Canada, creating our local haze. However, this northwesterly flow is in the mist of transitioning to more of west and then southwesterly motion, meaning heat will return and the smoke may eventually be blown further eastward.

The jet stream will buckle northward into a ridge aloft, allowing heat and humidity to invade our region for most of the upcoming week.

The jet stream will buckle northward into a ridge aloft, allowing heat and humidity to invade our region for most of the upcoming week.

To date, the warmest temperature in Rochester in 2014 has been 85 degrees and it appears that we may be seeing some readings a little higher than that because of this warmer weather pattern.┬áJust how warm it actually gets will also depend on rain chances and timing as a couple of fronts may brush past our region, but┬ásomething warmer than this week’s blast of Fall seems pretty very likely.

 

The 6-10 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows that most of the contiguous U.S. including our area will be warmer than normal for most of the upcoming week.

The 6-10 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows that most of the contiguous U.S. including our area will be warmer than normal for most of the upcoming week.

 

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