Gorgeous weather continues through the weekend

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(Sept. 24, 2014) – Another gorgeous day expected for today.  The blocking high pattern continues to keep us dry with a block of high pressure off to our east.  There is a cool front and associated low pressure area to our west, but due to current pattern the front is expected to weaken and fall apart before it has a chance to move into Indiana.  Highs today should hit the mid-70s.  Yesterday we hit 72 degrees for a high.  The average high for today is 74 degrees.  Sunrise is at 7:35 a.m. with the sun setting at 7:39 p.m.

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We are right in the middle of the peak of tropical season for the gulf states and east coast and our weather looks to be impacted by a couple of systems over the next week.  A big reason for the blocking pattern we are currently enjoying is due to activity off the east coast where an area of low pressure is developing and will track to the north.  This area of low pressure will ride the eastern side of the ridge keeping us dry.  This will help to block the high pressure area in, not allowing it to slide to the east.  In fact the ridge is expected to slide west through both today and tomorrow.

Our next chance for rain will be next Tuesday, and it comes from tropical moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico.  At this point model data is not showing too much rain with the system, but  I think that will change over time.  Generally systems moving in from the Gulf are moisture rich and dump lots of rain wherever they head.  We will be watching closely to see if there’s any change in expected track.

What should we be expecting?

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Heading into fall you may be wondering about the average high temperatures leading up to the end of the year.  Here they are….

Sept: 77.6°

Oct:  65.3°

Nov: 52.2°

Dec: 38.9°

Enjoy the warmth while you can!