Saturday, April 13, 2013

Forecast for Sunday, April 14, 2013

During the next 24 hours, high pressure should remain in control of the conditions and this will likely mean very little in the way of precipitation. A weak disturbance tonight into early Sunday could produce an isolated sprinkle or shower, but the atmosphere isn't all that moist for widespread activity.

An onshore flow will develop for Monday and Tuesday. It looks to be a mostly cloudy period with some sprinkles possible. There also might be a period of fog and drizzle.

Another challenging forecast for the middle part of the week ahead. A cold front is expected to move southward into the region before coming to a stop. It is then expected to lift back to the north as a warm front. There remains rather large model differences with regards to the speed, location, and timing of the fronts.  Another period of time with large temperature contrasts is possible across our region and this may come with a dramatic difference in cloud cover from south to north.

A stronger cold front is expected later Friday into Saturday Morning. Showers and thunderstorms are likely with this frontal passage. The modeling is indicating a period of heavy rainfall and the potential for gusty winds as this front swings through. We are optimistic that this front will move away on Saturday with the return of some sunshine in the afternoon. 

It looks like another week where some dramatic adjustments are possible once a clearer picture of the fronts evolves on the guidance.