How Dry We Are!
Expect dry conditions and warmer than normal temperatures across the area through Friday as high pressure at the surface continues to build in from the northeast down along the Appalachians. A weak upper-level ridge is also draped across the region to help keep above average highs and lows in place. Daytime highs and nighttime lows will run about 6-8 degrees above the norm for the rest of the work week.
Low pressure coming out of the Dakotas will push an associated cold front into our area Saturday/Saturday night bringing cooler temperatures for the weekend. Not expecting any widespread severe weather out ahead of the front, but cannot rule out a strong thunderstorm or two popping up on Saturday. If we do in fact get any rain, it won’t make much of an impact on our current drought conditions.
Once the front passes, it could become stationary to our south Sunday and keep isolated showers in the forecast Sunday into the middle of next week. Plus, several short blasts of energy within the wind flow will help aid in the chance for rain. Temperatures behind the front will be cooler, but still expected to stay a few degrees above normal during the day. Nighttime temperatures will be near over even below seasonal making for chilly mornings on Sunday and Monday.
Another cold front is expected to slide through mid-next week to bring another round of cooler highs and lows as we approach the weekend.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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