We are looking at a wide range of low temperatures across the state this morning, with middle to upper 60s to the west and low 60s to our east. Our weather watcher in Centre reported a low of 58-degrees this morning. The cooler temperatures are associated with yesterday’s drier easterly flow and calm early morning conditions. It won’t take long for temperatures to rise today however, with readings in the mid 80s by lunchtime. A strong high pressure ridge overhead will keep us partly to mostly sunny, with afternoon highs nearing the 90-degree mark.
You can expect more dry weather for the next couple of days as the strong high pressure ridge remains anchored over the state. Temperatures will reach the middle 90-degree range by the end of the week. Some of the models are suggesting that a slight weakness in the ridge may develop by the weekend. This could allow for a few isolated afternoon thunderstorms for Friday and Saturday. Still, many areas will remain hot and dry throughout the work-week.
Tropics Update: Some of the models are still suggesting a tropical disturbance could develop to our south by next Monday. We still have a few days to determine if this scenario is actually going to happen. For now, the only area of concern is a weak tropical disturbance northeast of Bermuda.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
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