Quiet Weather Weekend And A Mostly Quiet Week Ahead In Non Existent Winter
Our weekend is underway and it starts of nice and mild. The satellite loop shows most of the cloud cover moving along to the north and it should be no worse than partly to mostly sunny for the rest of today. There is no cold air so temperatures will continue their above normal trend that has lasted virtually all month long and highs will reach the mid 40s to around 50 in some warm spots. Radars are nice and quiet locally and no precipitation will occur today. Tonight should be partially clear and morning lows will be in the 30s in cold spots and closer to 40 in warmer urban areas.
A weather front approaching today completely falls apart with no issues and another weather front will approach on Sunday. This front is also on the weak side so we are looking for nothing more than a few passing scattered showers Sunday night leaving the dayside partly sunny with highs reaching into the 50s in most places.
Once the front passes it leaves us in a slightly cooler air mass but the temperature change from Sunday to Monday is relatively minimal. There is a weak upper trough that will pass through later in the day so Monday should be a day of variable clouds and some sun with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s and there is the slight chance for a passing shower late in the day or in the evening.
There is some colder air that comes in beginning Tuesday and we will have a stretch of days where temperatures will actually be closer to average for this time of year. The upper air pattern is unfavorable for major storm development and the week will see weak waves of low pressure moving from west to east. The first Tuesday passes well south. The second Thursday comes a little furthern north but there is debate on the models regarding this as being too over developed. So for now we will lean to the idea that Tuesday through Friday will be on the cold side but mostly dry with daytime highs in the 30s and nighttime lows in the 20s with teens in cold spots. We will have clouds around Tuesday with some snow actually in areas to the south. Wednesday looks to be on the sunny side and for now we will call for a cloudy Thursday. The coldest air comes at the end of the week after the Thursday system departs.
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