Thursday, December 06, 2012

December 6th, 2012 Forecast

The Mid-Atlantic region is in for quite a ride as our temperatures will take a rollercoaster ride from the lower 40's to mid-60's over the span of the next four days.  It'll also be unsettled, with a majority of our rain chances occurring overnight Friday and Sunday into Monday.

A brisk night is on tap for this evening, but unlike last night, we'll see diminished winds under partly cloudy skies.  Lows around the region will stick in the mid- to lower 30's, with some places well to the north not getting out of the 20's.  We start clouding up for Friday - we'll call it mostly cloudy - with a chance of showers moving in the afternoon.  Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.  Temperatures in the metro will hover around the 50-degree mark.  Highs to the north and west will be in the mid- to upper 40's and to the south and east.

As mentioned in a previous article, Tom talked about some difficulties with forecasting for Saturday.  With the latest model data, I think temperatures will approach the 60-degree mark, and top it in some places, with the rain moving out of the area by mid-morning Saturday.  I still think Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible throughout the day.  Sunday looks unsettled still, with showers possible as well.  High temperatures are back down to the lower 50's, as we continue on the ride.  Monday looks like another warm day, but showers will be more numerous.  Highs could be back up into the mid-60's, but the bottom does drop out after that.

Tuesday will feature clearing to partly cloudy skies but high are back down to around normal, in the upper 40's.  Wednesday, skies remain mostly sunny, with temperatures staying in the upper 40's.  Next Thursday, skies will remain partly cloudy with near-normal temperatures.