Pattern in ‘park’, Summer warmth for first Fall weekend
WARM WEEKEND OPEN
What a way to open the first weekend of Fall. It will not feel like it as daily warming will continue. We reached 82° in the city warmest here in over 2 weeks. High Saturday and Sunday should reach the lower 80s.
PATTERN IN ‘PARK’
We are stuck in a ‘blocking’ pattern. High pressure at the surface and in the upper levels has been anchored over the eastern US this week. The term ‘blocking’ refers to the inability of storm systems to come east – similar to an offensive lineman protecting the quarterback. This pattern prevents us from getting any rain.
SEVERE WEATHER IN THE DESERT
It holds for several days and one result of the pattern is a storm stuck out in the desert southwest. This low is churning over Nevada and Arizona today. Talk about rare weather, severe storms are possible in locations like Las Vegas this afternoon and evening.
NEXT RAIN CHANCE BRING BIG CHANGE
Dry spell reaches day 5 and could reach 11 with the next rain chance not coming until next Friday. That is the day to circle for a bigger change in our weather. Much colder air is forecast to drop in for next weekend.