Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekend outlook

The storms that moved through during the afternoon and evening continue to work east of the area.  Some 2"+ rain totals occurred, as well as some gusty winds and large hail.  We did have a few severe thunderstorm warnings, and a few local storm reports of tree limbs down.

The storm system responsible is tracking away from the area, and cooler air will spill into the area over the next 48 hours.  A secondary cold front will pass by Saturday afternoon.  A slight chance of a shower is possible with the front and some afternoon heating.

Sunday's highs will struggle to break 70° in most areas, and our far northwestern cities may not exceed 65°.

Lows Sunday and Monday nights will dip into the mid and upper 40s away from the lake.  These lows will be about 12 to 15 degrees below normal, and will flirt with some record lows.

A gradual warm-up will occur as the upcoming week progresses.

We continue to watch tropical storm Danny.  He has been weakening quite a bit, and the forecast track remains similar to the ones issued the past few days.  The center of Danny may graze Cape Cod, but most land areas will not see the brunt of the storm at all.  Gusty winds and high surf will affect the eastern seaboard.