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Much Nicer Weather Almost at Hand!

Josh Larson @ 12:00 AM

We've got one more day of dreary, cool weather to deal with -- or, as I titled last week's post, "the antithesis of sunny and dry" -- before we see almost a complete reversal in our atmospheric pattern, which will allow for increasingly sunny and mild conditions by Friday. In fact, the weekend looks almost picture perfect, with mild temperatures and nary a cloud to be seen. Relatively sunny, mild weather looks to continue much of next week. Thank goodness!


Forecast Confidence: HighCloudy & damp. Today will feature weather very similar to what we've been seeing over the past several days. Expect overcast skies with light winds and a few sprinkles or areas of drizzle, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs look to be mired in the low to mid 50s. A stray shower may linger overnight, with lows from 40-45.


Forecast Confidence: MediumTaa-daa! The triumphant return of the sun, in full force, will be the major weather story for Friday. Along with the sun will come milder temperatures in the low to mid 60s for highs -- still a touch below normal, but we'll take it! Clear and cool Friday night with lows primarily in the mid 40s.

The Weekend

For Confidence: High-Very HighSPECTACULAR! This weekend's weather could not be any more different than the conditions we had to suffer through last weekend. Due to high pressure moving in, expect nearly cloudless days -- both Saturday and Sunday. Expect highs near 70 on Saturday, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 40s. Milder, still, on Sunday with continued abundant sunshine and highs into the low to mid 70s with overnight lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Pattern Overview

Finally, after what seems like an eternity of chilly, wet weather much more befitting of winter than spring, the trough of low pressure that has kept the eastern US much colder than normal is pushing off and will be replaced with a ridge of high pressure over the eastern US. As such, flow that is more westerly to southwesterly will build into the area for this weekend into next week. Temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be near-normal, while the first half of next week looks to feature above normal temperatures. Quite a change, indeed.

Pictured above: the atmospheric pattern aloft will switch from its current configuration, allowing a ridge of high pressure to bring much milder, drier weather to our region for this weekend; graphic courtesy


Next week's forecast
Forecast highs/lows: 73/55 (normal = 69/49)
Forecast precip: Below-normal

Forecast Confidence: High-Very HighWe'll look for mostly sunny and mild conditions on Monday with high temperatures likely spiking into the upper 70s to near 80; overnight lows will be in the mid 50s. Tuesday will feature more clouds than sun with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm; expect highs in the mid 70s with overnight lows again in the mid 50s. Wednesday will feature a blend of clouds and sun with slightly cooler temperatures in the low 70s for highs and in the low 50s for overnight lows. From this far vantage point, Thursday and Friday look like they may feature unsettled weather, with more clouds than sun and scattered showers possible. Look for highs in low 70s with overnight lows in the low to mid 50s these days.

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