Monday, June 22, 2015

Hot start to the week; relief coming this weekend

(Posted Monday 6/22 8am)

After yesterday's Summer Solstice---the longest day of the year when the North Pole is at its maximum tilt towards the sun---today marks the first full official day of summer. The days will now slowly shorten as the sun angle lowers a little each day--- won't be long til we return to the beautiful season of winter..

As for this week, the Shenandoah Valley will start it off quite hot with highs in the low to mid 90s. We'll have a slight chance for a few pop up storms in the mountains today with a more widespread shot Tuesday evening with a passing cold front. 

Looks like the ridge over the east will break down late week allowing a trough to work in this weekend. This should hang around several days leading to an extended period of at to below normal temperatures. Should be nice! 

Images: 00z Euro Ensemble Mean 500 mb map...early week vs this weekend

Early week:

Late week:

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