Good afternoon, Foothills Weather Nation. How did everyone fare in our bout of wintry weather this past weekend? Let's take a look at the week ahead!
Currently, we have northeasterly winds of 7-10 mph and temperatures are lazily climbing up as the sun peaks through the slightly breaking cloud coverage, but expect things to stay in the upper 40's as best for our northern counties and in the low 50's for our counties bordering SC. Cold air with a smidge of moisture will funnel down tonight bringing the region close to if not below freezing for the evening and increase cloud coverage as well, but there isn't much in the way of precipitation threats this far down the mountains.
Tomorrow will be a full repeat of today in surface conditions, but moving into Tuesday we will see a chance of precipitation (rain) as confluence induces isentropic lift and a flux of moisture pushes through. This won't do much in the way of temperature rises, but the overcast and moisture heavy conditions will keep the diurnal low closer to the low 40's for us.
This bout of precipitation will have only a slight hiccup for Wednesday day as a trough will push the surface high pressure to our east and will begin to shift over our forecasting area, bringing an upwelling of Gulf warmth and moisture. Expect a bump in temperatures starting on Wednesday bringing temperatures into the 60's for the remainder of the week. The bulk of Thursday and Friday will be where we feel the full extent of our new warmth and humidity with precipitation probabilities in the 50-70% range. At the moment the threat of thunderstorms remains low, but this has been an interesting spring, so we won't leave out the minor possibility.
At the end of Friday night into Saturday a weaker cold frontal passage will push through. This will only knock down our diurnal temperatures into the upper 50's, low 60's as there is plenty of dry air behind this passage, bringing in a bounty of sunshine for Saturday and Easter Sunday. :)
Thank you for reading. Have a great week!