Wednesday, June 24, 2009
If you are ready for a little change from dry and hot conditions, some good news seems to be on the way. Today the temperatures will start to take a small nose dive into the mid to lower 90's by the weekend. This falls from the main atmospheric ridge moving farther west and allowing more unstable air to filter into our region. Small areas of mechanical lift will be present throughout the weekend, but the main forecast rain during this time is slim. The GFS model still tries to drop a front on Monday, and a better chance of scattered thunderstorms can be expected from the potential front. Otherwise, as the High pressure system plays games with us in the south, some leftover energy will be left behind in the Gulf of Mexico. Models don't pick up on any future tropical activity from the leftover energy, but I will try to keep my eye out for anything worthy studying.