Monday, April 23, 2012

Cloudy, Cool and Drying Out

Yesterday's drenching rains have ended and we are left this morning with cloudy skies over the entire region.  The low pressure area that brought all the rain has moved north and has stalled over central New York State.  The cold air from this system is still to our west and we are still on the warm side of the storm.  But as the day progresses and the storm system slows moves more north, some colder air will will move into the region. 

A deep trough and closed upper-level low are parked right over our region.  Despite the storm-system having moved away, there is enough lift with this trough that the threat of a few showers are possible throughout the day.  The better chances for any rain will be in Pennsylvania and closer to the mountains.  This trough is not going anywhere fast, so it will be quite cool for the next few days, with more clouds than sun and the threat of a shower or two, especially tomorrow.

Winds will also increase this afternoon, mainly from the West and Southwest.  It won't be as windy as yesterday evening, but we'll see winds in the 15-20 mph.  Temperatures will budge much today and will only rise a few degrees from where they are now.  Highs will be in the upper 40's in northern sections to lower and middle 50's for southernmost points.