Nice Dry Weekend Ahead No Weather Issues Through Sunday
We finished the week in spectacular fashion with lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 80s, and low humidity. We head into the weekend with a positive outlook on things going forward through Sunday. There is a re-enforcement of dry air arriving tonight and it will settle in for Saturday and Sunday. Skies will be nice and clear tonight. A weak cold front is coming through with very little ahead of it and more dry air and high pressure behind it. Lows by morning will be in most lows will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s. The satellite picture this evening shows clouds well offshore and just a few patchy clouds around this evening that should disappear in time. Radars are nice and quiet and should remain so through Sunday.
Saturday should be a mostly sunny day with just a few clouds around from time to time. There will be a light breeze from the north or north northeast giving us a very pleasant day with low humidity. Highs will be mostly in the 70s
The original issues regarding the weekend have to due with a shortwave trough that drops southeastward from the Great Lakes into the Central Appalachians. This type of system could normally produce problems with clouds, as well as downpours and thunderstorms. However the upper low is dropping southward a bit further west than original modeled and that leaves us under the influence of strong sprawling high from the Great Lakes to New England right into the first part of next week.
Saturday night will be nice and clear and on the cool side with most lows in the 50s to near 60. Sunday looks nice and sunny for most of the area. There might be some clouds well south in Southern New Jersey down into Maryland and Virginia. Rain should not be anywhere close by. Highs Sunday will be in the low to mid 70s with a nice breeze from the northeast.
Our nice weather continues into Monday and probably Tuesday. We are banking on the system dropping into the Appalachians to continue moving south and southeast rather than swing northeastward. That should keep things dry. The GFS model wants to bring clouds and maybe a few showers in Tuesday night or Wednesday. We buy the notion of perhaps some clouds but I’m thinking that the rain probably never gets here. Monday will be sunny and nice again with highs in the 70s. Same may hold for Tuesday with highs again in the 70s. As long as that system behaves at itself, much if not all of next week will be dry and quite nice for the last week of spring. We will likely see it turn warmer and more humid later next and into Fathers Day weekend. We don’t see any washout days at all over the next 7 days.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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