Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Sept. 2
A weak cold front will continue to push east through the day on Tuesday, bringing a decent shot of rain from Paducah, Ky. to Pittsburgh, PA. Expect highs to be in the low to mid-80s for much of the Midwest and further south, highs will top out in the lower 90s from Nashville and points southward. A bit further west, high pressure will be firmly in control and abundant sunshine will be in the across the Intermountain West, expect highs in the mid and upper 80s for Denver and Salt Lake City. The Desert Southwest will be, as expected, hot. Highs in Phoenix will be near 110 degrees while Las Vegas will be around 102. In the Pacific Northwest, expect highs in the 60s and showers for the Olympic Peninsula and the Puget Sound. Below is a comprehensive region-by-region forecast.
A pattern resembling the heart of summer will usher the East Coast into September, with heat, humidity and daily chances for afternoon showers and storms likely for the region into Wednesday, when our next front arrives. Showers and storms will be strongest in western upstate New York (Buffalo and Rochester) before a fairly potent cold front blasts through, and for New York City and Boston that same front moves through on Wednesday. Cooler weather – and a bit of an early taste of fall – come for the second half of the upcoming weekend.
Heat and humidity will be fully in place here as well, with some stronger storms likely for Kentucky and Tennessee for Tuesday as our cold front moves towards the east. It looks like Wednesday could feature severe weather along the I-95 corridor and eastward, and for southern portions of the region (North Carolina in particular) the hot and sticky weather stays with us into the weekend.
A persistent ‘Bermuda High’ will be the region’s dominant feature, making it feel a lot more like mid-July rather than early September. Afternoon ‘pop-up’ showers and storms stay with us every afternoon before a stronger front arrives in the middle of the week from west-to-east. Expect highs in the 90s for virtually the entire region, with a few exceptions where we see longer storms that could keep temperatures down a smidge. Looking for fall-like temperatures? Don’t come here over the next week!
Expect another hot day across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Most of the Lons Star State will rocking into the mid and upper 90s by mid-afternoon. Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas will be in the low to mid-90s. Dew points will also be in the mid 60s to lower 70s area-wide. The high humidity will only act to exacerbate the effect of the high temperatures. If you have to be outdoors for any period of time, be sure to hydrate frequently. As for rain chances, there’s a decent shot at a few showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast.
After an active Sunday and Monday around the Central Plains, high pressure will push in for today bringing fair weather to much of the region. Expect some sunshine and generally dry conditions for most areas through this afternoon. It’ll be a mild morning across the region with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Highs today will be warm ranging from the 80s across much of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri with a few spots in Kansas making it up into the 90s.
A powerful cold front moving through the Great Lakes has brought strong to severe storms over the past few days. It will push thunderstorms east into Ohio and Indiana through this morning. A high pressure system moving in behind the cold front will allow for some clearing this afternoon, but we could see a few leftover showers in the north. Low temperatures this morning will range from the 40s in the north to the 60s and 70s in the south. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 70s and low 80s in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Expect mostly 70s in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
High pressure moving in will keep the forecast clear for the high plains for today, before a cold front brings storm chances back on Wednesday. Overnight lows will start the day off in the 40s in the west and the low 50s in the East. Abundant sunshine will warm highs into the 70s and 80s.
Dry air will continue to dominate the weather pattern over the Four Corners region today. It’ll be dry and sunny regionwide today with just a few clouds possible over the mountain locations. Morning lows will range from the 40s/50s over most of Utah and Colorado to the 60s/70s/80s south across Arizona and New Mexico. Expect a hot afternoon down south in Arizona and New Mexico with highs in the low 100s in Phoenix to a high in the mid 90s in Albuquerque. Afternoon temperatures will be more comfortable in the 80s over Utah and Colorado.
The quiet weather pattern continues for California and Nevada into the middle of the week. Lows on the coast will drop back into 50s and 60s. Inland will start off in the 40s and 50s, with 70s and 80s in desert areas. Highs today will stay in the triple digits near Vegas, 70s and 80s on the coast, and 90s inland.
A front will move through the Northwest today bringing some additional cloud cover and a few light rain showers from the Puget Sound area including Seattle down into Northwest Oregon including Portland. Expect dry conditions and lots of sunshine though east of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon eastward into Idaho. Temperatures will be cool in the 40s/50s to start the day. Expect highs in the 60s over Northwest Washington with 70s/80s elsewhere around the region.