Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Aug. 29
Beautiful weather across the region is on tap once again for your Friday, but storms work their way in from the west in advance of our next system on Saturday. Temperatures will slowly but steadily climb into the mid-to-upper 80s by the end of the weekend. Upstate New York will see the first round of weather arriving on Saturday afternoon for many of you, with the big cities of the Northeast seeing the weather go downhill by later on Sunday and into your Labor Day.
A few scattered showers are possible in North Carolina – especially along the coast – for Friday, but most of the region stays dry. But by Saturday, our next front moves in from the west, meaning Nashville and Paducah, Kentucky could see some afternoon showers and storms, as could much of Kentucky and Tennessee. By Sunday and especially into Monday, showers and storms will overspread the I-95 corridor and eastward into the Delmarva Peninsula and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
A generally pleasant week of weather gives way to showers and thunderstorms once again, particularly by Saturday (and just in time for several college football games!). The bad weather slips north from the Gulf of Mexico, first impacting the I-10 corridor on Friday and eventually spreading into Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbia, South Carolina and most of Mississippi by Saturday. Temperatures will mostly hover in the low 90s, with a few warmer readings possible in areas that don’t see the stormy weather.
Expect the mild and muggy conditions to continue through the overnight hours as morning low only dip into the mid to upper 70s for many locations in the south. In the afternoon, a few showers an thunderstorms will be possible in the along the Gulf Coast. Expect highs in the low to mid 90s in most locations, but a few upper 90s are possible in interior parts of Texas.
The system that brought heavy rain to much of the Central Plains Wednesday and Thursday will push east into the Great Lakes region today. Scattered showers and storms are still possible though through the day today for eastern areas of Kansas and Nebraska and across much of Iowa and Missouri. Heavy rain is likely with stronger storms along with the possibility of gusty winds and small hail. Expect a mild morning with lows in the 60s/70s in most spots. High temperatures will vary from the 70s/80s north to the 80s/90s south.
A low pressure system will move into the Great Lakes region today, bringing heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms. Parts of Wisconsin could see up to three inches of rain by Saturday morning. The system will begin moving out on Saturday night. Morning lows will range from the mid 50s in the north and east, to the 60s and 70s in Illinois and Indiana. Temperatures will warm into the 70s and 80s for Friday and Saturday afternoon.
A cold front moving in from the north could bring a few scattered storms through the day. Temperatures will start off the day ranging from the upper 40s and low 50s in the west to the upper 50s and low 60s in the east. Cloud cover and rain chances will keep highs in the 70s and low 80s. After a brief period of drying tonight, a developing low pressure system will spread rain chances across the region into the holiday weekend.
A weak ridge of high pressure and drier air will dominate the Four Corners region today. Sunshine will be abundant across much of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico today with only a 10% chance of a passing shower in Colorado. Morning lows will range from the 30s/40s in the Colorado Rockies to the 70s/80s across the deserts of Arizona. It’ll be hot for areas down south with triple digit heat expected this afternoon in Tucson and Phoenix with more comfortable temperatures up north with Denver and Salt Lake City topping out in the 80s.
Conditions will remain dry in California and Nevada into the holiday weekend. A stray storm may pop up near a stalled out low in northeast Nevada this afternoon, but otherwise sunshine will dominate. Choppy seas from the remnants of Marie will stick around along the coast into the weekend. Morning low temperatures will mostly be in the 50s and 60s, ranging to the 70s near Las Vegas. Friday’s highs will reach the triple digits in the south through Saturday. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 70s along the northern coast and the 80s and 90s inland.
Low level onshore flow will keep some cloud cover over much of Western Washington and Oregon today though sunshine will dominate areas east of the Cascades. A weak disturbance looks to bring a few light rain showers to northwest parts of Washington late in the day. Temperatures will be cooler than average out west with slightly above average temperatures farther east. Mornings lows will be comfortable in the 40s/50s. Afternoon highs will range from the 60s in Seattle to the 70s in Portland with a high around 90 in Boise.