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Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7:22AM
Milder Days Ahead
Isn't it nice to wake up without the house rattling in the wind?! Temperatures warmed for most of the region Friday night. That's a sign of things to come. Saturday has plenty of sun and milder weather. Clouds return late tonight, and periods of mostly light rain arrives Sunday. Sunday will be a bit cooler than Saturday. Monday will be warmer with a reduced threat of rain. Tuesday through Thursday, a stalled front nearby keeps our weather unsettled but not severe. Temperatures are relatively mild through Thursday.
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Hi: 39 Lo: 34
Mostly clear day; Clouds increase late tonight; West wind becoming SW 5-15 mph
Hi: 39 Lo: 36
Cloudy; Periods of rain, mostly light; Areas of fog possible Sun. night; SW wind 5-15 mph, breezy at higher elev's
Hi: 43 Lo: 37
Mostly cloudy with early fog possible; Cannot rule out stray light rain; Warmest day of this set; West wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 40 Lo: 32
Mostly cloudy; Slightest chance of light rain during the day, better chance at night
Hi: 39 Lo: 34
Generally cloudy; Maybe a period of rain during the day; Rain Wed. night
Thursday - Cloudy; Periods of rain; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Friday - Mostly to partly cloudy; Cooler; High in the mid 30s; Low near 20 degrees
Our weather pattern beginning Sunday is much more complex than the outcome will appear. We are confident in the big picture, but forecasters will need grace from the readers on the details.
Today, however, is easy. Sunshine and milder temperatures as high pressure dominates the Southeast.
A warm front develops in Texas today. It moves east Sunday spreading clouds with areas of rain across the Appalachians. Rain will be mostly light. Fog is possible Sunday night into early Monday.
Monday is warmer with lots of clouds. I cannot rule out some light rain during the daytime.
A cold front from the northwest passes through Monday night. The front will stall just to our south. Computer guidance is struggling with exactly where that front will stall and details of timing of disturbances moving east along that front. Periods of rain are in play both Tuesday and Wednesday, exact timing unknown at this time. Wednesday will be cooler than Tuesday, especially along the east side of the Appalachians.
A second cold front arrives Thursday evening. Thursday is a better bet for steadier rain.
After the front Thursday night, high pressure will build in with chillier temperatures and fewer clouds.
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