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Say Goodbye to the 80 Degree Temperatures! A Great Weekend is on the way!

Cooling down this weekend to more fall-like weather in Greenwich as summer ends!

 

Another tranquil morning prevails across much of the Eastern U.S. today -- since a high

pressure system is still the dominant feature along the coastal plain... And, with a decent amount

of sunshine for a while this morning expected to mix with high and mid level clouds this afternoon,

light winds out of the south and southwest which we're expecting this afternoon should nudge

most temperatures into the lower-80s... In most cases, actual high temperatures this afternoon will

be pretty close to what verified yesterday... Tonight, a cool front which is currently causing some

shower activity in the Great Lakes region will waste no time pressing into the Northeast... We've

been talking about this boundary all week, and there were some timing-related 'tweaks' done with

our forecasts over the past 48 hours... But, the big 'take-away points' that we want to get across

are:

-- This front will be moving so quickly that it won't have a lot of time to gather much moisture as it

reaches areas east of the Appalachians late tonight... So, there will probably be a couple of widely

separated showers occurring across the region... Quantitative rainfall amounts will average less

than a tenth of an inch, with some places only getting a trace of rain...

-- Any lingering clouds tomorrow morning should break for a decent amount of sunshine...

-- While tomorrow and Sunday should be progressively 'cooler', most daytime temperatures will

still be in the 70s, and not very far from typical levels for mid-September (normal high

temperatures now are mostly in the mid-70s)...

The next ridge of high pressure building into the region Saturday night and Sunday morning will

be sinking to the south on Sunday afternoon (and, it looks as if Sunday will be the "sunniest" of

the two days this weekend)... Monday will probably start off sunny, but clouds will tend to increase

as the day wears on... The global models seems to be in agreement that there will be two, separate

areas of low pressure to watch early next week: one will be associated with a vigorous upper-air

disturbance that should be diving into the Great Lakes region, while the other is a piece of energy

that will be coming together along the Gulf Coast on Monday afternoon... With these two features

showing signs of "phasing" in the eastern third of the nation on Tuesday and Tuesday night (that

sounds like some of the typical "East Coast winter storm dialogue" that we'll be using in the not

too distant future), we do have a good chance of getting some rain around here on Tuesday and

Tuesday night... At this point, we expect rain-free weather to resume during the middle of next

week... Have a good weekend!!!

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Michael Dinan September 14, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Thanks Bill. I'm loving these cooler nights -- had the fireplace crackling last night for the first time since the baseball season opened.
Jaimie Cura September 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM
I'm so ready for fall weather too! (I'm not thinking about the kind of weather that comes after it!)
Cynthia Dartley September 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Love it! Should be a great day at the Milford Downtown Farmers Market! Come visit our table for FREE kids crafts! www.fairfieldbport.macaronikid.com

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