top border

Please note, not all links may be active. This site is a snapshot of an earlier time.

Clouds & Showers to be Followed by Sunny & Dry

Josh Larson @ 8:00 AM

While the next 48 hours or so will feature mostly cloudy skies with periodic showers and an occasional thunderstorm, we're wringing all the moisture out of the air now to create very nice (read: sunny and dry) weather for this weekend into the first half of next week. With the exception of slightly cooler conditions today, expect temperatures near to above average for much of the upcoming week to 10 days.


Forecast Confidence: HighCloudy; showers? We'll look for mostly cloudy skies today, with temperatures at least 10 degrees cooler than yesterday's highs -- in the low to mid 60s. There are chances for periodic, scattered showers during the daytime hours, but it will by no means be a washout. A better chance of showers, and possibly a thunderstorm, this evening and overnight, with lows in the mid 50s.


Forecast Confidence: MediumLingering shower, T-storm? Friday will feature more clouds than sun, but it won't be quite as cloudy as today. Expect milder highs in the low to mid 70s (depending on the amount of sunshine), with a 50/50 chance of showers and an isolated thunderstorm, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. A lingering shower is possible overnight with lows in the mid 50s.

The Weekend

For Confidence: High-Very HighSunny & dry! Not quite as picture-perfect as last weekend's weather, but very fine nonetheless; we'll take it! Look for skies becoming partly to mostly sunny on Saturday afternoon, with highs in the low 70s and overnight lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Abundant sunshine can be expected on Sunday with highs in the low to mid 70s and overnight lows from 50-55.

Pattern Overview

After the slow-moving frontal system (and associated areas of low pressure) push off the East Coast by early Saturday, it looks like we'll be left with high pressure building into our region in its wake. This will allow for a flow aloft that will be increasingly out of the west and southwest for next week, which is likely to lead to above-"normal" temperatures and near to below-"normal" precipitation. Saturday through at least next Wednesday look primarily sunny and dry. There is some indication that the next frontal system may bring clouds and showers back into the area by late next week.

Pictured above: the CPC's 6-10 day temperature forecast calls for a fairly high likelihood of above normal temperatures for next week; I concur.


Next week's forecast
Forecast highs/lows: 77/59 (normal = 71/51)
Forecast precip: Near to 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 range from the mid 50s to low 60s. Expect similar weather on Tuesday, though we might see slightly more in the way of clouds; still, highs should climb to near 80, with overnight lows near 60. Wednesday will feature increasing clouds as the day wears on, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the second half of the day; highs will be in the mid 70s with lows in the mid 50s. From this far vantage point, Thursday and Friday will feature a mix of clouds and sun -- perhaps more of the former -- with a 50/50 shot at showers each day.

Comments are closed for this archived entry | Link | email post Email this post