Weather Talk: The warm & humid weather returns by the workweek
POSTED: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:14pm
(KETK) - Tyler, Tx — It has been a roller coaster ride for the weather this week in East Texas. This past week, we have seen a lot of rainfall. A shot of cooler air from Canada moved in, and this kept our temperatures below normal for much of the week.
WARMER DAYS AHEAD...BUT NOT UNTIL EARLY NEXT WEEK
Friday began a warming trend that we will see across East Texas. However, it won't be until Monday & Tuesday that we truly see warmer temperatures.
What's the delay in warmer temperatures? It is due to us still remaining on the exit region of the trough that brought us the cooler temperatures this week. Within this trough, disturbances can easily come in (i.e.: the cloud cover and some showers to our north).
At the surface, there is a boundary that is in place is called a stationary front. This means that the front is not moving and divides the warmer air (us) versus the cooler air, cloud cover, and rain (to our north).
This front will eventually fade away by Monday and then the warmer temperatures will be coming back. Our average high is about 83° and temperatures will be well above that thanks to an upper level ridge of high pressure giving way to sunny skies for this upcoming week. This week will be great to soak up sun poolside.
OUR NEXT RAIN CHANCE?
The GFS and European model runs suggest rain to return into our forecast by next weekend and perhaps into your Memorial Day. This is a long way out, but as the upper level ridge will slide east and as our humidity & moisture increase, the rain chances are likely to return by late next weekend and into the early part of the final week of May.
We'll keep you updated on the forecast. Visit the KETK Weather Page for more information.