Monday, February 20, 2012

February 21st, 2012 Forecast

All in all, not too bad of a day.  Although the sun was out for most, if not all, of the day; winds helped keep the temperature feeling low. Winds should temporarily calm down overnight tonight.  Tomorrow will be a near
carbon copy of today, with temperatures starting out cool in the morning and picking up as we venture into the afternoon.

Winds tomorrow will pick up as well, and shift to come in from the South.  This flow will bring us our first of many chances of rain.  Both the NAM and the GFS agree on a spotty chance of a shower tomorrow, right around the evening rush.  By the time Wednesday rolls around, that prevalent southern flow will begin to bump our temperatures.

Wednesday night, another chance of showers and considerable cloudiness will keep lows still fairly mild.  Without the radiational cooling, temperature will rebound and push us to the 60-degree mark.  A bulk of
the rain we'll see this week comes in on Thursday night and into Friday.  Consequently, this is when we'll see the warmest temperatures of the seven day.  Some models actually show a chance of some thunderstorms Friday as the cold front passes.

Friday night will see clearing, so as of now, I wouldn't cancel any plans.  However behind that cold front, temperatures will be dropping.  The weekend looks cooler but mostly clear.  A strong pressure gradient setting up also means breezy too, so don't put away the scarfs and gloves just yet.