MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY AND COOL TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD TO WARM TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon with a 10% chance of isolated showers. High temperatures will be in the low-80's. Look for southeast winds at 10-15 mph.
Partly to mostly cloudy and cool tonight. Overnight lows will range from near 70 on the Island to the mid-60's inland. Look for easterly winds at 5-10 mph.
Partly cloudy skies and mild to warm tomorrow. Highs will be in low-80's. Expect easterly winds at 10-15 mph.
On Wednesday, we anticipate partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies and mild to warm temperatures. Highs will be in the low-80's. We should have easterly winds at 5-10 mph.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK
Partly cloudy skies with mild to warm afternoons and cool nights will prevail as we finish the weekend and move into the new week. A weak disturbance moving east may give us a slight chance of showers Tuesday morning, otherwise upper-level high pressure will continue to prevail.
NATIONAL OUTLOOK:This morning, we find surface high pressure over Mississippi. To the north, an elongated and partly cold front extends all the way from a low in Washington state east and southward along the Front Range of the Rockies to a low in the Texas Panhandle. The front then extends east-northeastward as an active cold front across the Southern Plains and Upper-South to low near Cape Cod. Elsewhere a second cold front is approaching the U.S. West Coast.
At the upper-levels we seeing a somewhat amplified flow with an upper-level low over eastern Canada and associated low pressure trough dipping south across New England. To the west, a large high pressure ridge extends northwestward from Louisiana northwestward all the way to Montana and the Canadian Rockies. A weak disturbance is tracking into Central Texas, while a second upper-level low is developing in the Pacific off the West Coast.
A chance of isolated showers will exist today as a weak upper-level disturbance moves east across Texas. Otherwise, partly cloudy skies and mild to warm temperatures are in the picture through this week and into next weekend as the upper-level high over the center of the U.S. prevails and surface winds turn back around to the southeast and south.
Tropical development is not expected at this time.