Cloudy, cool, and wet pattern moving into this week

Mid-June could feel more like early May

Cloudy, cool, and wet pattern moving into this week
Pattern Change Ahead (Source: WeatherModels.com)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - After a beautiful weekend, the tables are about to turn beginning Monday.

Thank (or blame) the evolution of another upper-level trough over 3 miles up in the atmosphere that will will be slowly building over the Northeast. That could help keep a surface coastal wave of low pressure nearby which in combination with high pressure to the north will keep cool northeasterly winds in place.

The upcoming pattern aloft is called an “Omega-Block”, with the jet-stream level winds carving out dips over the western and eastern U.S., with a ridge in between over the Plains.

The upper level winds take an OMEGA block look Sunday and Monday, with upper Low building over the Eastern U.S.
The upper level winds take an OMEGA block look Sunday and Monday, with upper Low building over the Eastern U.S. (Source: WeatherModels.com)

The average high temperature for mid June is the mid 80′s. Monday through Wednesday this week will feature high temperatures in the low to mid 70s, which is 10 to 15 degrees below average.

Mostly cloudy skies will be with us the next several days. A few scattered showers will be possible both Monday and Tuesday. Better chances look to remain to our south. Wednesday and Thursday will be the days when rain chances will be highest.

Stay tuned to NBC12 online, on TV and on the NBC12 weather app for all the latest on how much rain we could end up seeing in our area.

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