Tuesday 8 a.m.
This is dictionary day, marking the birthday (on Oct. 16, 1758) of Noah Webster, who developed the first dictionary. With sunshine taking over in the Northeast today, it'll be bright by definition. The fall accent is on cooler weather, and it'll be that way today from Webster, N.Y., to Webster, Mass., as well as in the towns associated with the start of the Revolutionary War... Concord and Lexicon. Sunny skies will be the rule from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss. Take my word for it.
Southerly flow will lead to a pronounced warmup in the western and central Great Lakes today, then into the Northeast for tomorrow and Thursday. In fact, with temperatures aiming for 70, it'll be a re-nouned flashback to warmer times. Adjectives may not do it justice; they just adverbiage.
On many fall mornings, a fog's colloquial surround us... but this morning the air is dry. However, define weather won't last. A low pressure area will gain strength as it moves into the Great Lakes Thursday, and its gusty winds will bring a return to autumn in every sense of the word. Alphabet people will be bringing out raincoats as this storm comes through. How long we are subject to rain is predicated by the movement of the storm center as it moves northeast word. The 2AM EDT GFS forecast is in this video:
To summarize, let me put the city names Chicago and Philadelphia in a sentence. Phraseworthy weather today in Chicago then showers and thunderstorms will slang rain later tomorrow. Take an umbrella or raincoat if you're going to grammar's house tomorrow night. And, watch where you walk because if a motorist splashes you it could be demeaning.
In Philadelphia, a fine spell today through Thursday, but define weather will probably be followed by rain at the end of the week. How long it rains and when it ends depends on whether the storm slows down or speeds up to move at a phonetic pace.
Now you can get back to your synonym toast.
In the Northeast, a high pressure area now in control will be reinforced by another high from northeastern Canada. In the "what could go wrong?" department, a batch of cloudiness has appeared east of New England and has been spreading southwestward toward the New Jersey coast this morning.
The clouds over parts of the region are starting to break up, a sign that the predicted drier air from the northeast is making progress.
Cloudiness covers a large area. A few pockets of clearing show up where south winds ride downhill from mountains to lowlands. Air warms and dries with descent. Notice clearing downwind (northwest of) the Smoky Mts.
So, there could be more showers at times late next week as forest we can tell. For now we are stumped. But, it is our beleaf that this weekend you will like being outside. I know a dogwood. It may be a little cool for the beech, but you can take your dog for walk in the bark. What about next weekend? Don't ax.
If the pattern turns out damp as suggested by this map for Sunday, it could turn gray and drizzly from D.C. to New York City for early next week. If the high does not move offshore and no disturbance approaches from the west, it would be sunny and warm.
Two things stand out: (1) a warmup this weekend and early next week (the top graph), and (2) the overall dryness for the weekend and early next week. This graph is for Philadelphia.