Friday, March 09, 2012

March 10th, 2012 Forecast

Cool temperatures, actually near average for this time of the year, will keep into the region for the first half of this weekend as high pressure will dominate and bring with it a moderate northwest flow.

Tonight will be a chilly night with a slight chance of flurries flying in northeast Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey before the air dries further due to the northwesterly flow.  Tonight Lows will be around freezing.  Tomorrow, temperatures will remain just below the 50-degree mark.  Skies will be mostly clear with a breeze out of the northwest before shift to the south-southwest overnight.  High pressure will start to build across the region on Saturday before build in to the south for the rest of the weekend. 

Sunday, temperatures will start to bump up with a southerly flow and mostly sunny skies.  Monday, temperatures rise even further.  A weak area of low pressure will move to the north and west of us, with the cold front approaching the region Monday night into Tuesday.  There is the possibility of a shower in one or two spots, if the cold front stays together, however, any precipitation that does fall will be light and short-lived.

As the low moves off, a weak high pressure will keep the weather pleasant for Wednesday, with temperatures running 10 to 15 above normal - continuing the trend from the winter.  A frontal system will start to approach the area on Thursday.  As of now, the GFS is marking the chance of instability ahead of the front.  Accentuating the timing of this frontal system, the forecast has a chance of showers overnight Thursday into Friday.