It was a little toasty today with many seeing the mid to upper 80s…Boston had a high of 87 just after 2PM. Winds were offshore all day and that even warmed the beaches. This won’t be the case in the coming days as high pressure will shift from being to the west of us to a position north and east of us. Temps will once again climb into the mid and upper 80s inland but closer to the coast highs near 80 will be more prevalent. As far as sunshine goes we will continue to see lots of it…occasionaly limited by high thin clouds, but certainly no rain. The same high that will protect us through the weekend will begin to break down early next week as an approaching coldfront busts into the ridge. Clouds will increase on Monday and shower or thunderstorm chances will escalate Monday night and Tuesday. That’s about it as far as rain goes over the next week or so.
Back to the tropics…Isaac and Joyce continue to churn away…sort of, both are pretty raged tropical systems. Still though, Isaac will be a problem for the US in some way, shape or form. The latest model trends have been to shift the track west…taking South Florida out of the crosshairs and now more the Keys and Gulf Coast a likely final destination. This shift and trend to the west, in the end, will probably be a bad thing…while the storm will travel over mountainous terrain in Haiti and Cuba suppressing it’s development, if and when it gets into the Gulf (which is untapped so far this hurricane season) the storm could go through rapid intensification and be a very large problem at it’s final landfall position. Keep in mind a lot has changed with this system and could continue to.