Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12:50PM
We are in a juicy airmass. For the first time this year, yesterday afternoon had that heavy, humid feeling. We continue that theme for the next three days... Expect lots of clouds with a few breaks but scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be somewhat warmer today. Tuesday will be even warmer with a bit more sun and fewer showers/thunderstorms in the region. Storm coverage increases again Wednesday afternoon. There's good news at the end of this forecast--pleasant and dry next weekend.
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Hi: 73 Lo: 56
Some afternoon sun; Warmer; Scattered showers & t-storms; Light wind
Hi: 78 Lo: 58
Partly cloudy; Warm; Isolated or scattered showers & t-storms; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 74 Lo: 58
Partly to mostly cloudy; Showers & t-storms, mostly in the afternoon & evening; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 74 Lo: 53
Mostly to partly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers
Hi: 65 Lo: 48
Mostly cloudy; Cooler; Scattered showers
Saturday - Mostly clear; Dry & pleasant; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 40s
Sunday - Partly cloudy; Pleasant; High near 70 degrees; Low in the upper 40s
The weather map has high pressure anchored in the Atlantic but extending into the Southeast. The front that sagged south into our area last weekend is retreating back to the northeast (New Jersey and Pennsylvania). A front in the Great Plains is edging eastward ever so slowly (big storms there).
Today through Wednesday, we are in warm, humid air. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are a given today in such a juicy air mass. Additionally, steering currents are weak; so, if you get caught in a shower or thundershower it could be a soaker. We'll call coverage "scattered". Temperatures today will be warmer especially where the sun breaks through.
Things don't change much Tuesday; however, I think shower/thundershower coverage will be slightly less. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer.
The front that has been loitering in the Plains finally gets a kick to the east and will move through here Thursday. We'll have an increase in shower/thunderstorm coverage Wednesday afternoon and evening (ahead of the front). Showers and thundershowers remain possible Thursday with the front in the vicinity.
Friday will be much cooler behind the front. A disturbance rotates through in an a northwest flow forcing us to keep the mention of scattered showers in the forecast. Skies Friday will be mostly cloudy.
The best news in this forecast is a pleasant and dry next weekend with high pressure centered in the Great Lakes and Northeast in control of our weather.
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