It seems summer suddenly disappeared a couple weeks ago and we've been sliding past our normal nice early autumn weather. Well, don't worry. It may be late, but a nice stretch of temperatures is just around the corner.
The reason we are going to pull out of this rut in the pattern is directly related to the jet stream path and the drivers that position the jet stream across North America. We have spent a number of days in or near a big trough structure across the western and central portions of the country. Now, the signals strongly favor a western ridge building into the western U.S., bringing milder, Pacific air our direction late in the seven day forecast.
This pattern also features much lower rainfall potential and also occasional windy days. That will help farmers who are anxiously waiting for a shift in the weather.
This pattern can still feature Canadian cold fronts, but each returning burst of Pacific air will yield much warmer temperatures in KELOLAND and help correct the the below normal trends we've had during the first half of the month.