Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cloudy and dreary with periods of drizzle/showers

Its a cloudy and dreary morning with some drizzle and showers in spots, mainly in the city and points east in New Jersey as of 7am.  Temperatures currently are in the mid to upper 50's across the region.

No major features over our region, but a lot of little things influencing our weather.  We have strong high pressure north of New England stretching out to the North Atlantic Ocean, providing an easterly to southeasterly flow.  There is a stationary front south of us stretching from the Ohio valley to Virginia and North Carolina.  A weak surface trough is draped across our region with a mid-level feature to our west that will move through the area later on today.  All these things and a continued flow off the ocean and southerly flow aloft will result in a mainly overcast day with periods of drizzle and a few showers from time to time.

Its gonna be one of those days where its damp and dreary, and also a bit on the cool side.  With all the clouds, temperatures will not rise too much during the day, mainly  topping out in the lower to mid 60's.  Some drying will take place tomorrow before the next system moves into our region for Tuesday.