For a brief moment we are having less humidity in most areas, along with normal temperatures. This will continue temperature-wise, but the monsoonal door is opening this next week, possibly even more than we saw this past month. Read on for details.
The four corners ridge is moving off to the east, which is giving drier weather through this weekend. The dry southwest flow has taken over the region. But … after Sunday we start to see this ridge elongate more in response to storm activity up north. This elongation will allow for it to flattered out, pushing more of an easterly flow through the area.
This easterly flow + upper wave to the west will allow for large scale ascent, something I do look for in lifting for this time of year. While the temperatures will remain the same with no major heatwave seen, the humidity levels will not … therefore it may feel miserable like the south out there even through the end of this month when another shot of monsoonal moisture comes in.
There is the chance that some of these dynamics may make it possible for monsoonal moisture to affect as far west as Los Angeles this next week … and as far west as Vandenberg Air Force Base and San Luis Obispo County toward the end of the month.
Stay tuned …