Friday through Sunday promise good times: mainly dry weather and moderating temperatures. Some clouds will be around at times, with some spotty light rain possible Saturday night. But how will we fare next week? And why on earth were Floridians dazed and confused yesterday?
TodayCold Start, warm finish, mid-40s.
This morning starts out in the low-teens in outlying spots, definitely below 20--even downtown. But the brutal cold quickly wanes by mid-day. Expect beautifully sunny skies, and high temperatures between 42-45 degrees. And that pesky wind? It won't be gone, but it will be calming down even further than the previous two days' gustiness.
Overnight, it will be mostly clear although a few clouds could move in late. Low temperatures will dip to between 25 and 30 degrees. Ah, quite a sauna. Jokes aside, even outlying areas should not dip below 20, because of the small insulation the cloud cover could provide.
SaturdayIncreasing afternoon clouds, upper-40s?
Hopefully before the afternoon sky clouds up a good bit, we can eek out the 46-49 degree mark around the Metro Area. Breezes will still continue, but not too gusty, out of the SSW. Keep that warm air flow going you say? Easily said AND done, with a steady supply of southerly air. Cloudy skies overnight with a slight chance of showers. Temperatures will stay near 40, especially for those inside the urban heat island (Beltway) under cloudy skies.
SundayMostly cloudy, low 50s.
Clouds throughout the day should could keep temperatures from going far beyond the 50-degree mark, if they persist long enough. Still, the clouds will not mark the end of the warmer-trending weather for the upcoming week...
DUSK FALLS ON ARLINGTONBy CapitalWeather.com's Kevin Ambrose: Last night's sunset near Courthouse Metro stop in Arlington.
A Look Ahead
- After a chance of precipitation Sunday night, Monday will feature a similar pattern: Sunny day, showery evening? High temperatures are likely to exceed 60.
- Tuesday through Thursday will demonstrate the top of our warming trend potential. Each day will likely be warmer than the last, with Wednesday & Thursday threatening showers along with temperatures in the middle-60s? We shall see!
Freakish Florida Flurries?
For the first time since 2003, flurries were reported yesterday along the central Florida coast! Yesterday, the National Weather Service Office in Melbourne, Florida reported:
...FLURRIES OCCURRING ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA COAST... THE COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE PRODUCING OCEAN EFFECT SNOW FLURRIES OFFSHORE AND ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA COAST. FLURRIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPORTED IN VOLUSIA COUNTY NEAR HOLLY HILL AND ORMOND BEACH
Accumulations didn't really occur nor were expected. The high pressure system sitting to the north of Florida wisked moisture off of the ocean, due to the easterly fetch of the winds. Ah, those warm Gulf Stream waters were so easily mixed with the cold nature of the high pressure system's air mass, to create such a spectacle!