Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Sept. 5
It’s looking like a nice day today across the Northeast with high pressure in control. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies for much of the afternoon. Another system looks to bring rain back to the region for Saturday. Morning lows will be in the 50s/60s regionwide with above average afternoon highs in the 80s.
The rainy pattern continues, bringing cloud cover and scattered storms through Saturday. Overnight lows will start the morning in the 60s and 70s. Despite limited sunshine, highs today will be warm and muggy in the 80s and 90s.
Thunderstorm chances will build into the afternoon today. A few could be on the strong side, bringing the potential for heavy rainfall. Overnight lows will range from the 60s in the north to the 80s in Key West. Cloud cover and rain chances will limit highs to the muggy upper 80s and low 90s.
In addition to storms continuing along the Gulf Coast, a cold front building in from the north will bring rain to Oklahoma, north Texas, and Arkansas this afternoon. Central Texas has the best chance at seeing some sun. Overnight lows will drop back into the 70s. High temperatures will only reach the 80s behind the front in the panhandle region. Out ahead of the front, look for highs in the 90s.
A cold front will continue its southeast push through the region today bringing a chance of showers and storms to Missouri and Kansas though isolated activity is possible across parts of Iowa and Nebraska behind the system. Areas north will start today off with temperatures in the 40s/50s/60s while much of Kansas and Missouri will see morning temperatures in the 60s/70s. With the exception of Central and Southern Missouri where highs today will be in the 80s/90s, the rest of the Central Plains will see cooler more comfortable highs in the 60s/70s.
A cold front continues to plow through the Great Lakes today bringing showers and thunderstorms to Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Behind the front, clear and cool conditions will build. Overnight lows will drop into the 40s and 50s in Minnesota, and the 60s and 70s everywhere else. On the cool side of the front, highs will only reach the 60s and 70s in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. On the warm side of the front, highs will reach the 80s and 90s.
A Frost Advisory is once again in effect for western Montana early this morning. Overnight lows will start off in the 30s in the west and the 40s in the east. High pressure will keep much of the region sunny and dry today. A few clouds and scattered showers are possible in Wyoming, but it doesn’t look to be widespread. High temperatures this afternoon will reach the 60s and 70s.
Added moisture will help bring scattered showers and storms to much of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado today with Utah remaining mainly dry. Morning temperatures will range from the 50s in Salt Lake City, Denver, and Flagstaff to the 60s in Albuquerque to the 70s in Tucson and finally to the 80s in Phoenix. Expect highs today in the 70s/80s east of the Rockies in Colorado and New Mexico, 80s in Salt Lake City, and 90s and low 100s around Phoenix and Tucson.
Not much change is expected in the forecast. Sunshine will be the dominate feature today. A quick heads up for southern California this weekend. Hurricane Norbert will bring moisture in from the south, bringing the potential for strong storms and heavy rainfall. Low temperatures will be in the 40s in Nevada, 50s and 60s in California, and the 70s and 80s in desert areas. Afternoon highs will warm into the 70s and 80s for most of the region, with 90s in the valleys and triple digits in the desert.
A more offshore flow and an area of high pressure will bring beautiful conditions to the Northwest today with the nice weather looking to continue into the weekend as well. It’ll be generally clear and cool out this morning with lows in the 30s/40s east of the Cascades and into Idaho. Expect lows in the 40s/50s west of the Cascades. It’ll be comfortable out in the afternoon with highs in the 70s/80s in most spots around the region though Southwest Oregon will once again be the hot spot with highs around Medford in the upper 90s.