Good afternoon! I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine. Today and tomorrow are the last call for what we can see on the cooler days as well for all you warm blooded folks out there. Our weather discussion today will be broken up into three parts for the three major weather settings we have for our calendar week:
Near term forecast- (Now through Tuesday night) Cool wedge
Short term forecast- (Wednesday through Friday) Warmer than average and rainy
Long term forecast- (Saturday through Monday) Average and sunny!
Onto the show!
Near term forecast:
A cool high pressure system has been locked in just east of the Apps creating a wedge for the past couple of days bringing in quite a bit of cloud coverage and a little precipitation along with it. This will stay in place between now and Tuesday night which will keep mild winds of 5-10 mph at a northeasterly flow. Diurnal highs will be in the upper 40's, while the lows will be in the upper 30's tonight and lower 40's tomorrow night. There is currently a slight chance of rain tomorrow in the pm hours.
Short term forecast:
A very spring-esque trough will start to knock on the doors of the Appalachians on Wednesday after it's west to east cross continental march. Being on the right side of the exit we will have our northeasterly flow pull a 160ish degree turn by shifting to a more west-southwesterly flow. This will bring in a bounty of much warmer air from the Gulf, bouncing diurnal temperatures to the above average range of the upper 60's/low 70's for Wednesday through Friday. It's going to take a day for the moisture to follow along so while it might be only partly sunny on Wednesday the precipitation potential remains very low. We will see a boost in rain opportunities starting Thursday on through Friday as our trough progresses through and brings in a weak cold front on Friday night into Saturday. No current suggestion of severe weather of any variety at this time, but it might not be completely unfair to squeak in a possibility of lightning on Friday with the isentropic lift associated with the impending frontal passage.
Long term forecast:
So long rainy days! It's our time in the sun! :) Aforementioned trough will have exited leaving quite a bit of very dry air behind the cold front. This means a couple of things for us: sunnier weather (at last), mainly zonal flow, and average spring temperatures. Expect our Easter weekend to be a warm but not sweltering low 60's during the day with lows in the 40's. We will start off our work week on Monday with temperatures pulling a little higher into the mid 60's thanks to our bounty of sun.
I hope everyone has a great week! Hope you can find all your eggs faster than the end of the week finds you!