Moving Out: Still no weather signal for fall

Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette The cold front that arrived earlier this week is expected to clear out for more normal temperatures.

HOUGHTON — Warmer temperatures are possible for next week, but the 2018 fall season is not yet signaling what Copper Country residents can expect as far as a long-range pattern.

The month of September could go either above normal or below in both precipitation and temperature, said meteorologist Ryan Connelly.

“There needs to be some, typically, very strong signal,” he explained, and so far this year, weather officials have not found one yet for September or the coming fall season.

In the short term, the area is expected to see below normal temperatures Wednesday following the storm front that moved in on Monday. Temperatures are expected to go up.

“Just one more day here where we’re below-normal, and then we get pretty close to normal again for into next week. As we get into the middle of next week, we get above normal with 81 for the forecast,” Connelly said.

As far as precipitation, the area is expected to stay dry through Thursday evening, with another chance of thunderstorms and rain on Friday.

The thunderstorms early this week were part of a cold front that moved south after hitting the area.

For the three-month fall season overall, there is a chance of above-normal temperatures, but precipitation could go either way at this point, Connelly said.