Friday, April 26, 2013

Great Weekend, Showery Return To Work On Monday?

The weekend is shaping up as rather epic around here -- highs around 70 daily, plenty of sunshine, and just solid amounts of meteorological win for late April. Other than allergy sufferers, very few complaints can be had about the upcoming weekend's weather.

Early next week, however, offers a return to drizzly and damp conditions. A storm system that is presently over Missouri will slowly move east and reach the Atlantic coast for Monday. The system, in tandem with high pressure, will set up a southeast flow off of the Atlantic and provide us a cool and showery regime for Monday and probably Tuesday as the system that moves through does so at a very slow pace.

Modeling doesn't indicate an overly robust storm by any stretch, nor a lot of looks like the bulk of moisture with this goes through the Carolinas and perhaps across Virginia.  That said, the flow off of the ocean will mean clouds and the increased risk of showers or drizzle for Monday and Tuesday.  It does look like it will be a bit more dreary around here after our few days of really nice weather from yesterday through Sunday.

Temperatures will probably be a bit cooler as well -- 60's, with some 50's at the immediate Shore, would not be out of the question for Monday and Tuesday's highs.