After an 11 day heat wave (10-11 consecutive days of 90 or above depending on location) we have finally found some relief, which will last through this week . Unfortunately with the cooler weather come dry weather, and the recent heat wave has dried many areas out again after we just recovered from a drought.
The cold front that came through Saturday into Sunday giving the area scattered strong to severe thunderstorms has squashed the heat ridge and thus has ended the heat wave for the Midwest and NE US. The front has stalled over southern Virginia which lead to rain over southern NJ and clouds for the rest of the area this morning but as this trough works south it should push the cold front south and keep most of the rain away from our area through this week, although it will stall close enough to bring clouds at times, especially over southern zones.
It’s a pretty simple forecast through Friday really, temperatures will be around average as high pressure settles down from Canada.
Highs through the week will be in the upper 7os to low 80s over NE PA and mid to upper 80s, although we have to watch southern NJ for lower temps (in the low to mid 80s) as they will have clouds and maybe even a few isolated showers from the stalled cold front to the south.
On Saturday the expected Bermuda high looks to begin to develop and that will lead to the stalled front being pushed northbound slowly, and that’s when our next chance for rainfall will occur as the warm front slowly crosses with a chance of showers and storms.
Sunday as the front crosses and the Bermuda high takes control, a SW wind will develop and the heat will return with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s going into early next week with very high humidity, the humidity will be the big part of this potential heat wave.
Here is the developing pattern, an area of high pressure will set shop between the SE US and Bermuda leading to a SW flow transporting hot and humid air into the area beginning next weekend.
Meanwhile we have to watch our heat ridge as I think t will come back east in the long-term so in other words its going to be heard to escape the heat this July.