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The Week Ahead: Spring to Make Strong Come Back

Jason Samenow @ 12:26 AM

After a wintry surge this past weekend, more springlike weather will emerge by late this week. In fact, temperatures for the upcoming weekend may well be 30 degrees warmer than what we we just experienced. Daily details follow...


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighAM sun, PM clouds -- warmer. The weekend's cold air mass will move offshore allowing for milder temperatures. However, during the afternoon, clouds will increase as a frontal system approaches. A few scattered showers are possible (30% chance) late in the afternoon, with highs 50-55. Overnight, it will remain cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, with lows 40-45.

The Upcoming Week at a Glance

Warmest Day: Saturday, High 74.
Coldest Day: Wednesday, High 50.
Precip Chances: Monday night.
Dry Days: Tuesday through Sunday.
The Week's Wild Cards: Will it rain Monday night? How warm will it be Friday-Sunday? Will it be completely dry over the weekend?
Climatological Average High/Low: 56-58/37-39

Pictured: Deer enjoying the snow in Blue Ridge mountains Friday. By visitor Mike from the Blue Ridge.


Forecast Confidence: HighBreezy, seasonably mild. A cold front will move through early in the morning, but the cool air will lag behind a bit. As a result, temperatures should rise into mid 50s as the strong March sun emerges. Overnight, it will be mostly clear and cold with lows 26-31 (suburbs-city).


Forecast Confidence: HighPartly sunny, somewhat cool. High pressure to the north will direct cool northerly winds southward. But abundant sunshine should allow temperatures to rise into the low 50s. Overnight, this area of high pressure will move offshore and winds will turn southerly. As a result, low temperatures will be relatively mild -- from 37-43 (suburbs-city).


Forecast Confidence:MediumPartly sunny, much warmer. Strong southerly flow and a mild airmass will begin taking hold of the region. Expect partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Overnight, it should be mostly clear and relatively mild, with lows 40-46 (suburbs-city).

Friday through Sunday

Forecast Confidence: Low-MediumVery mild and springlike. With jet stream taking a big jog to the north, we should have a pretty persistent feed of warm air from the south coupled with little in the way of storminess. As a result, I'm expecting a mild and dry three days, with highs generally in the low to mid 70s and lows in the 40s. Because this period is five days from now, the forecast is subject to change. But at present, it looks to be the best weather weekend of 2007 to date...

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