Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 19th, 2012 Forecast

A few showers will dot the landscape this evening, mainly south of town, as a weakening disturbance continues to push to our south.  The best chances for steadiest shower activity will be south of the city but showers are possible in any one spot.  However, any precipitation that does fall this evening will be on the light side, with most of the shower activity tapering off around midnight or shortly thereafter.

Skies will gradually become a bit more partly cloudy after midnight, with lows by morning in the 40's outside of the city, around 50 or in the lower 50's in the city.

Thursday may feature a few lingering clouds but skies transition mostly sunny as the influence of the high builds in.  A nice day is on tap for the region with high temperatures generally hitting 70 in most locations...perhaps a couple of degrees warmer than that!  Winds will be light, mainly from the west and southwest.

Eyes will continue to be drawn to the latter half of this weekend, with the potential for a storm system to bring a decent if not a significant rainfall to the East Coast.  Questions still abound on timing, track, detail, and how much rain will fall but the models have been relatively consistent in showing some rain and thunder for the end of the weekend.  Saturday, at least into the afternoon, should be dry and perhaps pretty warm as sun fades behind increasing clouds.  Sunday will mark the beginning of the cooldown thanks to rainfall, with Monday shaping up a bit cool thanks to lingering rain...however, specific details may change as the track of the low could end up a bit west of us (resulting in a milder outcome on both Sunday and Monday).