The tyranny of cold, damp and miserable weather is over for the time being in the Mid-Atlantic as a giant ridge of high pressure starts to build into the eastern U.S. The next few days will feature near normal to slightly below normal temperatures, but we’re looking at a warmer period ahead once we head into the weekend.
The placement of this giant ridge will not put the Mid-Atlantic in the warmest temperature anomalies, but it should set us up to be above normal (highs in the mid to upper 70s in general) this weekend through around mid-week next week. Temperatures are expected to stay above average going into mid-month, but possible tropical/sub-tropical activity could hinder our highs as lows stay on the warmer end during the back half of next week.
For now, enjoy the ample amount of sunshine and return of warmer weather. Normals are starting to drop quickly as we head into the latter half of meteorological fall, and it may be awhile before we see lasting warmth like this again.