Meteorologist Joe Cioffi Week Ahead Quiet Late Summer Early Fall Weather Paulette Surf Issues Along The Coast

Week Ahead Quiet Late Summer Early Fall Weather

Paulette Surf Issues Along The Coast

The new week begins and it is the last full week of summer. It will go out on a nice note overall with no major issues this week. It will also be a week of relatively low humidity for the most part with only one cold front that will be coming through Thursday. In the meantime today with Hurricane Paulette over Bermuda this morning and still forecast to strengthen further later today and tonight that is high surf and rip current risk along ocean shores from New England to the Mid Atlantic states today and Tuesday for high seas and surf of 6 to 10 feet and rip current risk so caution is advised at the beaches. Meanwhile we are looking at a day of sunshine across the area with most highs reaching the upper 70s to around 80 or so with no radar issues.

We should point out that with the current air mass we do have the beginning of the end of the growing season for Northern New England and Upstate NY where various frost and freeze warnings are up. Also you can see the extent of the high surf and rip current advisories along with Small Craft advisories due to the influence of Hurricane Paulette. The storm on the right on the satellite picture will be driving surf issues for the next few days.

SATELLITE

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REGIONAL RADAR

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A new high is building in across Southeastern Canada and New England and that will lead us to a very cool night ahead. Skies should be clear and morning lows will be in the rather chilly upper 40s to mid 50s. We haven’t been this low since early June.

This leads us to a Tuesday of plenty of sunshine but it will be rather cool. Highs will only reach the upper 60s and lower 70s at best for a large portion of the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic states.

Another cool night follows into Wednesday morning but the high does move out to the east during Wednesday which allows temperatures to move a little higher. Sunshine will take highs Wednesday to the middle and upper 70s. Then Thursday sees the next cold front approaching. The front will be another weak weather system that will produce nothing more than some clouds and maybe a passing brief late day shower. Highs will be in the upper 70s to some lower 80s.

Another high will build in for Friday and it gets a reinforcement from another high that builds into Southeastern Canada later in the weekend. This means another shot of cool dry air that arrives Friday and lasts through next weekend. It also means that tropical systems or any rain from stalled frontal boundaries will be suppressed to the southeast. Here on the GFS loop we have both things happening as what will probably be Hurricane Teddy recurving  to the east of Bermuda (but needs watching) and a stalled frontal boundary across the Southeast US with waves of rain moving northeast. However that rain never gets further north than North Carolina. Expect nice weather this weekend with very cool temperatures as daytime highs will just be in the 60s and many areas this weekend will see nighttime lows in the 40s with the exception of the warmer urban centers but here too we will see lows down in the low 50 to mid 50s.

 

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