Simpson October 26th Long Range

Forecast updated 2:00pm EST - 26 Oct 2011

Over this weekend expect cooler temperatures with highs in the mid to lower 50's across most of our area. The is also an intense low off the eastern seaboard that could keep most of the east coast cool and wet this weekend. Aslo taking a look in the tropics Hurricane Rina is expected to weaken as it moves north and east toward Florida. Rina should continue to weekend into a tropical storm or depression as it reaches the Florida western coast early next week. This Map below is the GFS 1800Z on Saturday at the 850mb level, with wind, temperature, and height plotted.

Taking a look at early next week there is a large bubble of high pressure that is dominating most of the midwest weather. However, there is a small distrubance over Wisconsin moving eastward that could spark up a few sprinkles on Sunday Night. As we move in to the first half of next week most models do suggest that the ridge will move eastward providing us with dry and warmer conditions. Also Rina looks to be continuing to weaking as and should move on a northeast path toward Florida. This map below is the GFS 1200Z on Monday at the Surface with Pressure and 3hr Precip printed.

Long Range Provided By: Catherine Simpson