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One More Day of Cloudy and Cool
But Much Warmer by Weekend

Josh Larson @ 12:30 AM

One more day of broken-record clouds and cool weather for mid-June -- but without the damaging storms of yesterday -- before this stubborn area of low pressure off the coast finally pushes away from our region. That means the sun will make a glorious re-appearance on Friday and temperatures will warm considerably by the weekend. In fact, we may be looking at "extreme" temperatures by early next week.


Forecast Confidence: MediumMostly cloudy; even cooler. We'll deal with one more day of predominately cloudy skies, though some peeks of sunshine are not out of the question. The "cold pool" associated with this feisty area of low pressure will deliver afternoon highs near the record-low high of 70 degrees (depending on cloud cover). Partial clearing tonight with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.


Forecast Confidence: MediumSunshine returns!! In marked change to the past several days' weather, we'll look for a return to mostly sunny skies on Friday with pleasant afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Overnight lows under mostly clear skies will drop to the upper 50s to low 60s.

The Weekend

Confidence: High-Very HighBecoming noticeably warmer. Expect mostly sunny skies on Saturday with warmer high temperatures in the mid 80s and quite mild overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s. Even warmer on Sunday with increasing humidity levels, a blend of clouds and sun, and highs creeping into the uncomfortably warm low 90s; sultry overnight Sunday with overnight lows staying above 70.

Pattern Overview

Though we'll see high temperatures near the record-low maximum for the day today, a gradual but noticeable warming trend will occur over the coming several days. The reason? An expanding area of high pressure which will build over the southeastern US by the middle of the weekend. This ridge of high pressure will allow for very warm temperatures at or above 90 from Sunday through at least next Tuesday. Thereafter, there are some indications that a cold front might allow for a drop in temperatures and humidity levels by mid week.

Image above: we'll see a marked warming trend this weekend as the cooler air finally moves offshore and a large area of high pressure builds over the southeastern US; courtesy


Next week's forecast
Forecast highs/lows: 87/67 (normal = 84/65)
Forecast precip: Near to below normal

Forecast Confidence: High-Very HighMonday and Tuesday look to feature partly to mostly sunny skies with high humidity levels and uncomfortably-warm high temperatures ranging from 90-95; overnight conditions both nights will be sultry as low temperatures will stay in the 70s. I expect a blend of clouds and sun on Wednesday with a chance for afternoon or evening thundershowers and slightly "cooler" high temperatures in the upper 80s; overnight lows will be near 70. From this far vantage point, Thursday and Friday look to feature partly sunny skies, a slight chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms, with high temperatures in the 80s and overnight lows in the 60s.

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