Weekend Weather Planner for the North Shore
A few lingering showers are possible on Saturday as the remnants of tropical depression Lee begin to move away. The second half of the weekend looks much better with more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of a few light showers or sprinkles from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Rain Amounts: Trace to 0.10 inches
Low temp: 59 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 74 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: Northeast at 8-13 mph
Sunday: Partly sunny and quiet.
Low temp: 59 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 78 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: East to northeast at 5-13 mph
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny and a little warmer.
Low temp: 64 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 80 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: West to southwest at 5-13 mph
Your Week Ahead: September 9 to September 16
Even though it will be more active across the country, the best chances of rain will be early and again late in the period with several nice days to look forward to.
Temperature Trends: Temperatures will average near normal
Precipitation Trends: Rain will average below normal
General Weather Discussion for the Week Ahead
Due to a blocking pattern in the upper atmosphere, the remnants of tropical depression Lee have retrograded into the Midwest and Ohio Valley bringing an extended period of inclement weather just off to our southeast.
Even though the heaviest rain has remained to our east, several rain showers are expected to rotate in off the lake today with several waves of showers and sprinkles expected to continue well into Friday night and perhaps into Saturday morning with some gaps in the rain. The heaviest rainfall totals are expected to remain just south of the North Shore; however, rain amounts for the local area should average under a quarter inch.
Lee will continue to weaken and move away this weekend, but there still may be enough instability left to generate a few light showers with the best chance over the southern half of the metro area.
High pressure will gradually work its way in from the northwest with a nice Sunday on tap for the entire area. High pressure will stick around through Monday night with the next system approaching on Tuesday.
This will be in the form of a fast moving cold front with scattered t-storms developing along and ahead of the front. High pressure will build in behind the front for a few days with pleasant weather expected to return by the middle of the week. The next system will arrive about Sept. 16 with our next chance of showers and t-storms.
Overall, temperatures will average closer to normal with the coolest readings expected Friday and Saturday, and again by the middle of the week behind the cold front with highs generally in the 70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s.
The tropics continue to heat up with several tropical systems to keep an eye on over the next week. Anyone with vacation plans in the Caribbean, southern states or is taking a cruise in the western Atlantic will want to keep updated on the latest info. There are at least two systems, one of which may turn into a tropical storm or hurricane and move into the general direction of the Bahamas by early next week.
Your Weekly Weather Fact: Did you know that the peak of hurricane season is mid-September with the season officially ending on November 30?