Wednesday Weather Briefing: Milder Weather returns along with some rain chances

Good Wednesday to everyone across the Foothills and Western Piedmont…


As you head out the door this morning you’ll notice its quite a bit milder than the past several mornings. It appears as if we are finally going to break out of this cold air wedge that has dominated the weather scene going back to last weekend.


Clouds early this morning should give way to increasing sunshine and with high pressure off the coastline a deep southwest flow will pump much warmer air into the region today. Our highs for today are in the upper 60’s but as we have seen in the past during southwest flow regimes, temps love to exceed guidance. So if we get into the 70’s it would not be a major shock. For any folks who may be away from home or school, today in terms of outdoor activities will be a nice treat.




The southwest flow at the surface will help keep things on the mild side for tonight, low’s will be mild in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. On Thursday the region will be in a squeeze play between high pressure off the Atlantic Coastline and a trough across the Mississippi River Valley. The trough will start to gain influence in the pattern that means increase clouds and eventually moisture. However it will remain quite warm in the 70’s on Thursday.


As you can see on the models posted below we think the best chance of precipitation will occur Thursday night through the early morning hours of Friday as a front will pass through just in time to provide a nice weekend.



Rainfall amounts through Friday will be modest in the ¼ inch range.


 WPC Precipitation forecast through Friday evening

WPC Precipitation forecast through Friday evening



Again, this set up a pretty nice Friday and a beautiful Saturday with temperatures getting up into the mid to upper 60’s which is within five degrees of normal for the last week of March…not bad at all!



Have a great Wednesday!




Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network