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A look ahead to the weekend weather

November 16, 2011 - 06:05 AM
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It's only Wednesday, but it's never too early to take a look at the weekend weather.

It's a damp and dreary Wednesday with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected, so let's take a peak at how our weather pattern shifts for the weekend.  Cooler air is on the move and will drop temperatures over the next few days, but as a high pressure system moves offshore, a southwesterly flow will setup (again) over the weekend, and this will cause temperatures to rebound Saturday into Sunday. 

As of now, I'm expecting a chilly start to the weekend with Saturday morning lows near freezing, but vast sunshine and southwesterly winds will allow high temperatures to reach the mid 50s by the early afternoon, which is normal for this time of year.  Sunday morning should be seasonable with temperatures in the upper 30s, however, afternoon temperatures could spike even higher than anticipated. 

I've seen this type of weather pattern many times, and our computer models/simulations often have a tough time with this kind of temperature transition this time of year, so I think that our forecast of 62 degrees Sunday afternoon is rather conservative.  Should the forecast change, it would likely be in the direction of warmer temperatures.  Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies and a pleasant Sunday.  I'd say the weekend looks agreeable - enjoy!

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