Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Sept. 25
A rainy Thursday is on tap for many of us, with a potent coastal storm (with the look of a very early season nor’easter) hitting the region from south to north starting Thursday morning. New York City, New Haven, Connecticut and Islip, New York look in line for a good soaking rain on Thursday before it pushes up into Boston by Thursday night. By Friday, and lingering rain should be left in southeastern Massachusetts, and a beautiful, sunshine-filled and summer-like weekend with temperatures in the 70s and 80s is on the horizon once this storm passes through.
Clouds and morning showers linger for Washington D.C. and Baltimore for the morning before our coastal low lifts up towards the north. Friday looks fine and dandy for virtually the entire region, with high pressure building in and temperatures warming into 80s, with a late taste of summer for much of the area. Our next chance for rain in the region likely doesn’t arrive until Sunday, when a storm system moves into central Tennessee.
A mostly beautiful Thursday, Friday and Saturday are in store for most of the region, with the exception of central and south Florida once again, where more storms are likely (although fortunately it doesn’t look like we’ll see anything close to the eight inches of rain that Daytona Beach, Florida saw on Wednesday). A Gulf of Mexico low looks poised to work into the region on Sunday, drawing in tropical moisture to Alabama and Mississippi for the end of this weekend, but until then enjoy mostly great weather across the region, including for college football this weekend! Temperatures will mostly be in the 80s, with a few low 90s in Florida.
Through the morning, expect cool and dry weather across much of the South as temperatures bottom out in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The exception will be right along the Gulf Coast where lows will be in the low 70s. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s and low 80s for most locations. Expect dry weather in most locations, except the far southern tip of Texas.
Most areas in the Central Plains will be nice and dry today. Some lingering moisture may be enough to spark up an isolated shower or storm though across eastern Kansas and nearby areas. It’ll be a mild start to the day with lows generally in the 50s/60s. Highs across Iowa will be in the 70s today – a little cooler than the rest of the region – with highs in the 80s elsewhere across Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Cloud cover continues to hang around Minnesota and Wisconsin today, but the rest of the region should be clear and dry under high pressure. Morning lows will start off mild in the 50s. It should be a beautiful afternoon with highs in the 70s and 80s. Friday is looking just as nice with more sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
Other than a few clouds in the Dakotas, mostly clear skies will once again dominate the forecast. Low temperatures will start the morning in the 40s in southwest Wyoming, with 50s and 60s everywhere else. Sunshine will make it feel like summer this afternoon. Highs will reach the 80s and 90s. There could even be record highs in eastern Montana and the western Dakotas.
A ridge of high pressure will keep most of the region warm and dry today though a few isolated showers and storms are possible over the higher terrain locations.of Arizona and New Mexico. Morning lows will be in the 40s in Flagstaff, 50s in Denver and Albuquerque, 60s in Salt Lake City, with 70s in Phoenix and Tucson. Afternoon highs will range from the 80s east of the mountains in Colorado and New Mexico with 90s in Salt Lake City and Tucson. Phoenix will see a high today in the low 100s.
A low moving in off the coast will continue to bring much need rain to northern California and Nevada through the day. Strong winds will accompany this storm system, bringing a Wind Advisory to much of Nevada until 8 pm. Southern parts of both states will likely stay sunny and dry. Lows will start the morning off in the 40s and 50s in the north, 60s along the coast, and 70s in the desert. Areas with cloud cover and rain will see highs in the 60s and 70s. Sunshine will warm other spots into the 80s, 90s, and 100s.
An upper level system will keep the weather unsettled across the Northwest today. Expect some passing showers regionwide through the day today from the Washington/Oregon coastline east into Idaho. Expect temperatures this morning in the 40s/50s. Highs across Washington and Oregon will be in the 60s/70s while southern and central Idaho will be warmer with highs in the 80s.