Friday, March 23, 2012

March 24th, 2012 Forecast

After a week of close to 30 degrees above normal, a transition weekend is in view.  Temperatures over the forecast period will drop to near average temperatures.  We'll also see some much needed precipitation over the course of the next week or so.  A series of frontal passages will keep this week unsettled with some wide temperature swings.  It seems the spring we're all used to has finally made an appearance in the region.

A weak cold front has been slowly drifting through the area throughout the day.  As nightfall comes, that frontal boundary is expected to nearly stall close to or in the region.  Some shower activity will move into the region from the southwest, but be light in intensity.  Moving into Saturday, the front will continue to pass through as a cut-off low will approach.  This low is a slow mover, and will keep scattered showers in the region throughout the rest of the weekend.  Some thundershowers may develop but will be weak, especially south.

Monday will feature clearing as that low finally moves off to the east.  However it'll still be breezy.  Tuesday, temperatures will be around normal and mostly sunny skies.  Wednesday will be mostly clear however some shower activity will develop in the evening and over night.  Thursday will be a bit more cloudy as the next system moves in.  At this point, the timing is still a little off.  Both Thursday and Friday feature some clouds and sun and a chance of showers.  Friday hold a little better chance at showers.

It seems our preview of late-Spring weather has come to an end, for now, and we return to closer to normal weather for the time being.