Onshore east winds -- sort of a weak "local Nor'easter" -- will be the dominate feature of our local weather through Fri. The atmosphere is gradually becoming more moist with the persistent flow off the Atlantic so showers -- which were locally heavy Wed. -- will become more widespread Thu. then more scattered again Fri. Temps. will gradually warm through the weekend as the sun becomes more prominent. Highs in the low to mid 80s Thu. will reach the mid to upper 80s -- & even some low 90s well inland -- Sat.-Sun.
Eyes on an active weather pattern the last 10-12 days of Sept. as we see some true hints of autumn. The jet stream will become active & meridional (deep upper level troughs) extending from Canada well south into the U.S. The result:
** wetter for the First Coast with widespread showers & storms early next week
** the first widespread frost -- & in some cases freeze -- of the season for a good deal of the Northern 1/4 or so of the U.S.
Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To New Low In Satellite Era
The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk. According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo., the amount is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began. Click here for more of the story + images. (image below from NASA)