EARLY EDITION - SYSTEMS TO WATCH THIS WEEK

Good morning to you all. I hope you are ready to go for another working week!! Lots of work to be done for those on the land as we see conditions dry out over the east, but in the west, it may be tools down for a little while after a nice dry spell, with widespread rainfall returning this week.


Let's take a look at the movement of weather.


The simulated satellite shows the broad rain band over the western interior with moisture being drawn into the trough and leading to widespread rainfall about central and eastern areas and showers increasing for the SWLD. Along the east coast, showers may develop with a trough nearby but fine and dry for most elsewhere through this week. There may be a weak front clip the southeast during Tuesday.

Upper trough over in WA that brings the rainfall dies out as it hits the ridge over central and eastern areas with drier air undermining rainfall chances for SA and VIC. A new upper trough over the southeast of QLD and northeast of NSW may see enhanced shower activity later this week. Showers increasing near Sydney and points down the coast. Dry most elsewhere with warmer weather.

A new trough moving through SWLD of WA bringing patchy rain and strong winds. Showers increasing for southern WA extending into SA by mid next week. A new upper trough and low offshore QLD could lead to widespread rainfall persisting about the east coast of QLD and extend into NSW. The dry air strengthens over the NT and northern QLD and west to northern WA.

The main driving force for the fine weather is the strong upper high which strengthens over the southeast, with the high slow moving, leading to fine days, cold nights over the southeast inland with frost possible. Out west, a weak trough and a northwest flow aloft will keep the showers coming and going through the period.

Temperatures are set to be above average for many areas moving through weekend into early next week ahead of a large, long wave trough approaching WA.

More on this coming up from 8am EST.