When Can We Get Rid of the Clouds? 9/26/11

Clouds and scattered showers for nearly the last week, when will the sun come out?

When Can We Get Rid Of The Clouds?

If your wondering where the sun has been lately... well we have at least one more day before I think we'll really start to see plentiful sunshine.
We have a lovely upper level low that's over the Ohio Valley, it's been there for a few days and it's not moving. It has also sent several little disturbances down as it spins so that's where the rain has come from. We also have the Bermuda High over the Atlantic helping to pump in the moisture and warm air.

So why is the upper low not moving? Well it's become cut off from the jet stream so the low has nothing to push it along.

The low is sitting and spinning over the Midwest so yes we've seen several days of clouds and some on and off showers. But the good news is that with that low staying to our west, it's keeping the much cooler temperatures to the west also.
Temperatures haven't moved much the last few days and we'll stay around average the rest of the week, but once that low pushes to the east... we'll notice quite the drop in temps.
So look for more showers and scattered thunderstorms for Tuesday ahead of the associated cold front, but that front is going to stall over our area by the middle of the week. That's why we won't see a drastic drop in temps until the upper low gets picked up by the jet stream and pushes it eastward Friday.

The bad news, look for a major cool down this weekend with temps well below average, but hey, at least we'll see more sun!


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