PAST CLIMATE MAPS
After a wet start to the growing season, the last few and (especially the last month) we experienced a decline in rainfall activity. The main culprit was the jet stream pushing northward into Canada. The last week of August, in addition to the upper level low shifting westward, centering itself over the Midwest allowed the heat to build as well as cut off our moisture from the gulf.
We'll be somewhat in this pattern as September opens, but look for the heat to break and even for September to experience cooler than normal temperatures.
I think we'll stay in our dry pattern much of the month. Look for precipitation to total drier than normal.
Fair skies with increasing clouds are favored to open the month on Sunday and Monday, September 1-2.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected on Tuesday, September 3. Locally heavy totals are possible.
Sunny skies with little prospects for precipitation are favored for an extended period of time from Wednesday to Tuesday, September 4-10.
A few clouds with isolated showers, at best, are expected as we remain on the dry side from Wednesday to Friday, September 11-13.
Clouds are expected to be on the increase, with showers being widely scattered, with very light totals for Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15.
Clouds and scattered showers are favored from Monday to Wednesday, September 16-18. Temperatures should cool.
Variable clouds are expected on Thursday and Friday, September 19-20.
A passing shower or thunderstorm is favored on Saturday, September 21.
Sunny skies and cool temperatures are expected on Sunday and Monday, September 22-23.
Cloudy skies with showers are favored from Tuesday to Friday, September 24-27. Moderate to locally heavy totals are possible with temperatures cooling.
Sunny skies are expected on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.
A mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers is favored on Monday, September 30.