Saturday, September 29, 2012

Forecast for Sunday, September 30, 2012

The mostly cloudy day will transition into a mostly cloudy evening across the region. A mid-level low will be to our northwest as a weak cold front moves our way. Meanwhile, a frontal boundary remains nearly stationary to our south. In addition to the mostly cloudy skies, a spotty shower cannot be ruled out.

For Sunday, there may be a few peaks of sun, but any breaks will be limited as the atmosphere will be conducive for rapid cloud formation. A mid-level low will be affecting the region creating widely scattered showers that will be intermittent throughout the day. There could also be an isolated thunderstorm that could produce some small hail.

Monday is a day where I remain optimistic that we will see some peaks of sunshine break out in-between mostly cloudy intervals. By Monday Evening, a warm front will start to approach the region. It is a bit unclear at this point as to whether the rain showers associated with the warm front hold off until early Tuesday. By Tuesday, periods of showers and drizzle look likely. There could be an isolated thunderstorm as well. Some areas may see some heavier rain showers for a time leading to poor drainage flooding. The warm front moves north of the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning. Some of the guidance is indicating a lull in the action and that could result in some decent heating for areas in the warm sector. Right now, I am forecasting highs into the upper seventies, although spots of low eighties are not completely out of the question. If some decent heating occurs, a squall-line or at least scattered showers and thunderstorm may develop ahead of a cold front moving through on Wednesday.  Lingering showers are possible on Thursday with gradual clearing expected. Friday looks to be the sunniest day of the week.