Friday, March 16, 2012

March 17th, 2012 Forecast

After a remarkably warm and pleasantly inactive week, temperatures do take a bit of a dip, although still almost 5 to 10 degrees above normal still, and the chance for some shower activity is still in the forecast.  For reference, the normal highs and lows for this time of year are 52 and 34, respectively.  

Today, some scattered sowers could linger around the area, but most should move off by early nightfall.  Skies will remain mostly to partly cloudy, and some fog could form towards morning.  Winds will slowly be shifting 180-degrees over the next 24-hours or so as the low moves off, high pressure from Canada will take control.  This will cause winds to turn east-northeasterly.  Temperatures tonight should hang around 50.

Tomorrow, winds will continue to shift, but be light at the same time.  Skies will continue to clear up after the fog burns off in the late morning.  With an easterly wind, some clouds may be tossed inland from the ocean, so coastal areas could have some trouble seeing sun at times tomorrow.  Highs tomorrow back up into the 60's.

The rest of the week is fairly uniform.  High pressure will dominate with sun and clouds.  Monday into Tuesday, a short wave could pass though and bring a chance of showers to the area.  The timing of the short wave is centered around Monday evening into Tuesday at this point, but I left it out of the forecast Monday. Regardless, temperatures back up around 70-degrees and lows in the lower 50's.  By Friday, we'll be tracking the next system to come our way.  In the long range, it looks like next weekend will be wet.

Get out and enjoy this weekend, Happy St. Patrick's Day!