Daniel Bezte's General Weather Outlook
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Last Updated: August 25, 2014 Things definitely got interesting last weekend as we saw yet another unusually strong area of low pressure affect our region. The low moved a little slower than first forecasted and it also tracked a little further west, but all-in-all it made for a fairly wet weekend. This forecast period begins with a ridge of high pressure building across the region. The weather models are not in total agreement as to how strong this ridge will be - lately they’ve been trending towards a weaker ridge. Even with a weak ridge we should still see plenty of sunshine along with slowly warming temperatures. Daytime highs on Wednesday should be in the low twenties, with the high warming by a couple of degrees for Thursday and Friday. To start the long weekend the weather models are showing a cool arctic high sliding by beginning late on Friday. This will bring cooler air into our region for Saturday. At the same time, an area of low pressure is forecasted to develop to our west and begin tracking across the central prairies on Sunday. This means we’ll likely see increasing clouds on Saturday with showers and thundershowers moving in on Sunday. The best chances for rain on Sunday look to be over central regions. High temperatures under the cloud cover will struggle to reach the twenty degree mark. This low will begin pulling off to the northeast on Monday leaving us in a cool, unsettled northerly flow. As a result, Monday will end up feeling fairly fall-like, with a mix of sun and clouds and the high only reaching the upper teens. Looking further ahead the weather models show a ridge of high pressure slowly rebuilding to our west and a trough of low pressure deepening to our east. This will place us in a predominantly northwesterly flow for most of next week and should result in partly cloudy skies on most days, with temperatures running closer to the bottom end of the usual temperature range for this time of the year. Usual Temperature Range for this Period Highs: 17 to 28 C Lows: 6 to 13 C

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