Good Wednesday morning, it’s mid week and we’re looking at a nice weather pattern through most of the forecast period.
Looking at what is going on aloft, we have a stout upper low across the Northern Plains, that will move east across the Upper Midwest. Off the West Coast of the US we have a dynamic upper low slowly working on shore. Here across the Southeast US, we have slight ridging centered across the Gulf of Mexico. That slight ridge configuration combined with the trough in the Upper Midwest will provide southwest flow across the Carolinas today…and that will result in a spike in temperatures.
The combination of southwest flow, little to no clouds and low humidity will result in a warn day across the region with temperatures jumping up into the low 80’s today. The warmth, low humidity and winds will also elevate fire danger today as the surface layer quickly dries out, please take extra caution if you are doing outdoor activities this afternoon.
The warm spell will be somewhat tempered as a cold front will pass through early on Thursday as the upper trough moves into New England and amplifies. This amplification will help pull colder air into the Appalachians and the Upper Southeast US. Highs Thursday will be a good 10-15 degrees colder as a result. This type of weather pattern will persist through the end of the work week as the Western upper low will just begin to cross the Four Corners Region….
Friday will be a carbon copy with cool crisp mornings but mild afternoons in the 60’s. As we get to Saturday you can see our upper low begins to move out into the Southern Plains taking the southern route. We may begin to see an increase in high clouds but the first half of the upcoming weekend looks to remain dry.
By Sunday moisture will begin to increase to our south and west and as a result we will see more in the way of clouds and by Sunday night rainfall may be approaching. This is a fairly slow moving upper low and it appears it will have a significant influence on the weather pattern for the first of next week.
Have a great Wednesday!
Daniel Crawley: @SoApps1979
Foothills Weather Network: @FHWxN