It seemed like summer went on vacation for a while, causing newly-opened pools to become abandoned, but changes are on the way for the next several days.
The reason behind the elongated cold and gloomy weather was because of a high-pressure system sitting around Greenland. In meteorology slang, these type of systems are called "blocking highs" since they block the planetary wave patterns from easily moving around the globe.
A trough or concaved shape of pressure typically causes cooler temperatures to move into the region inside the trough. In conclusion, the "blocking high" was causing this trough to sit over our region for a long period of time giving us spring-like weather.
The good news is that change is the light at the end of the tunnel because warm temperatures are here and are planning on staying.
Today was the start of the re-arrival of summer as high temperatures peaked into the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. A scattered afternoon shower and thunderstorm is possible after 4 p.m. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
As the sun sets into the night, skies will clear up giving the area partly cloudy conditions with temperatures falling to around 60 degrees.
Saturday will be great and warm with partly cloudy skies and a high temperature of 85 degrees. Since it is summer, scattered thunderstorms are possible in the late afternoon. West winds at 8 to 12 mph.
Saturday night will be mild with partly clear skies. The temperatures will sit around 65 degrees. Light winds are expected.
As the weekend comes to an end on Sunday, temperatures will continue to slowly rise with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures are expected to soar to around 87 degrees. A pop-up thunderstorm is yet again likely in the late afternoon.
As for next week, temperatures will hang around in the mid-80's with partly cloudy skies and late day thunderstorms.
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