Buckle up! We are hopping back on the temperature roller coaster this week. Sunday afternoon high temperatures only climbed into the middle and upper 30s which is about 15-20 degrees colder than we should be this time of year. 

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Sunday also brought the arrival of a high pressure center to our region. This big blue H will be with us for several days and is largely to blame (thank) for the rise in temperatures. The wind around a high pressure moves clockwise, so the wind will be coming from the southwest in the next couple days. That's a region that's warmer than us right now, so that shifting breeze will bring us warmer air. A high pressure also means the air in the atmosphere is sinking. You need rising air to get clouds and storms, so the sinking air means we will see a lot of sunshine in the next few days. 

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You will notice that "warm-up" in the afternoons first. The next few mornings will still be chilly, but high temperatures Monday afternoon will approach 50º.

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That's just the beginning of the trend! High temperatures will rise toward 60º by Thanksgiving before our next temperature drop arrives. 

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Spoiler: that next temperature drop at the end of the week doesn't look like it will last very long 🤭

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