Monday Discussion : The Big Cool Down

A hot summer weekend is now in the books, with highs in the mid 80s across the region.  Some major changes are in store when you walk out your door on Monday.

Clouds will be widespread around the region to start the day on Monday, due to an area of scattered showers expected in southwestern PA.  Here locally, we just expect some mostly cloudy skies, but increasing breaks of sun are expected as we move through the day.  Some much cooler air will be in the valley to start the day on Monday, and that’s thanks to a Canadian high pressure that has clipped through New England.  As a result, our Monday morning temps will start out in the low to mid 50s… and gradually climb through the day.  Afternoon highs will struggle into the low 70s… a good 10 to 15 degrees cooler than our previous day’s highs.  Instead of a day that feels like the middle of summer, our work week starts out feeling much more like spring.

Tuesday we’ll watch as winds shift back out of the SW, and that will raise temperatures a bit higher, likely into the mid or upper 70s for highs.  Wednesday things get even hotter, with afternoon temperatures climbing into the upper 80s and possibly near 90°, under a mix of clouds and sunshine.  So after a couple spring like days, we’ll have yet another hot summer day to contend with by Wednesday.  Then, a weak cold front should swing through… and we’ll watch temperatures slowly fall on Thursday and by Friday highs again likely won’t escape the 60s.

A true rollercoaster of a weather week lies ahead of us.  Make sure your lap bar is in the locked position, and you’ve secured any loose objects like hats and sunglasses.  Please remain seated, and we hope you enjoy your ride…. Dispatch.  (sorry, my old roller coaster riding days are showing).  Have a great day!

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