What our weekend cold front meansSeptember 6th, 2012 at 8:31 pm by David Mazza under Weather
We have a nice little frontal boundary coming our way for this upcoming weekend. It will be nice to finally not have crazy 100 degree heat finally. I am already going to count tomorrow, as the 9th day in a row we have had 100 degree heat. Friday will make our 35th day we have hit 100 or above this year, which is impressive. But consider that last year we had 80 days of 100 degree heat through today (or tomorrow). Last year we had a similar cold front that brought heat relief , gusty winds, and no rain. Now this weekend we may see a few showers along the front as it blasts through, but in general winds and more seasonal temps are the end product. For today, the normal high temp is 93, and this afternoon tied the record at 102. I am quite excited about this cold front that will be arriving, but lets be honest, there isn’t much cold to this front. For most folks its not bringing good rainfall, and its not bringing really cool air. It will help overnight lows fall about a half dozen degrees below normal, but daytime highs will be at normal behind the front.
Does this mean we can close the books on 100? Check out the chart below, last year we broke a heat streak with a back to back of 1 below normal afternoon, and one normal afternoon, and then temps bounced back quickly. Something to remember, after the 29th of last year the 100s were done for the rest of the year. That date is only 3.5 weeks away!