Weather Changes Pattern Favors Clouds Showers Going Forward

Weather Changes Pattern Favors Clouds Showers Going Forward


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Weather Changes Pattern Favors Clouds Showers Going Forward

Four days of cloud free weather especially during April is highly unusual but nonetheless that is what we just had and that included days of record low relative humidity to levels usually left for the Arizona deserts. The blocking low to the east has moved east by about 600 miles and that has now allowed the first of several weather systems to break through the traffic jam.


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We are seeing the outcome of this shift as the satellite shows an arm of clouds from a low in the Great Lakes that has lifted northeastward. With it has come a band of showers overnight that moved through Virginia and Maryland. However there is little upper air support for these showers and the area continues to slowly weaken and fall apart as it heads northeast.

This leaves in a day where I will describe is cloudy to occasionally partly sunny. Showers die off however we will leave the outside chance for a shower later today (once the area on the radar this morning falls apart). Most highs today will range from the upper 50s near the coast to low and mid 60s inland.

Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days. The next system from the Plains will head to the Great Lakes Saturday night into Sunday. This system will have an arm of showers much like the system that has moved into the Great Lakes today except that this one has more support. Saturday itself will likely feature lots of clouds but some areas will break out into some sun especially west and north of the coast. Most highs will be in the 60s to near 70 inland, 50s to near 60 immediate coast (south and east facing shorelines). An arm of showers will move through overnight into Sunday morning.

One round of showers moves to the northeast during Sunday morning and another approaches for Sunday evening. Between the 2 we will probably get about half to three quarters of an inch of rain though amounts likely will be higher west and south of NYC verses north and east.

There might also be a thunderstorm or two in the mix Sunday evening. Temperatures will be a bit tricky. South and west of the warm front could see temperatures reach into the 70s while north and east of the front with clouds and rain, it will be in the 50s to lower 60s.

Next week the block takes on a different alignment and that puts us in a rather unsettled position for much of next week. There could be the risk for scattered showers each day (and some days some of you might not see much of anything). On the other hand there will be dry periods of no rain and there will be struggles with clouds and sun from day to day. Monday looks to be the coolest day. An upper low to the east backs westward again and others to the west wind up getting forced underneath us to the south.


Monday’s highs will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s with cloud cover and limited sun determining how high temperatures get. The upper pattern suggests a cooler scheme for most of next week and we will settle on highs being mostly in the 60s each day. We will start timing out the chance for showers in later posts over the weekend.




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