Sunday, April 21, 2013

Forecast for Monday, April 22, 2013

Most communities outside of the urbanized areas may see some patchy frost late tonight into early on Monday Morning. Temperatures will dip into the thirties outside of the city. The northern sections of the region may also observe some freezing temperatures. High pressure remains in control of our weather and this will make for clear skies and relatively light winds. The wind direction will begin to switch to the east overnight.

An east-northeast flow is expected for Monday and Tuesday. Increasing cloudiness will take place. Some patchy fog is possible Monday Night into Tuesday Morning and again Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning. There may also be a period of showers or mist as moisture increases from the oceanic flow. There is a slight chance of a period of steadier rain from a coastal low passing well offshore during Tuesday. Some breaks in the clouds are not out of the question on Tuesday as well, depending on the exact track of that coastal low and when the oceanic flow begins to breakdown. Temperatures should be cool and below average with the easterly wind bringing in cooler air off of the ocean and due to the limited sunshine.

A cold front passing through Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning may bring another round of showers or even a period of rain. Wednesday should be the mildest day of the week with a surge of warmer air ahead of the front. We may see temperatures rise to near 70. Another front may impact us during the weekend, but the timing is uncertain as the models are not in agreement on the timing of the frontal passage.