This morning, many inland areas dropped down to near the freezing mark. Friday’s frontal passage really left our area with some chilly weather compared to the days of heat we had for most of the week.
The northerly wind component is ushering in the cooler air out of Canada. This flow will keep it a tad cooler than average today…with highs in the low-mid 60s. Yet, the abundance of sunshine will help make those 60s feel even more comfy! We can thank High Pressure (our fair weather friend) for that because the sinking air affiliated with it keeps our atmosphere more stable with a lack of cloud cover.
The ridge of high pressure moves directly over us by Sunday morning, and it’ll lead to some calm winds & clear skies tonight. Therefore, expect your Sunday morning to also have a “chill” to the air…but more-so 40s instead of low 30s. This is due to the winds switching to the NE (providing an onshore wind from the 50+ degree waters)…moderating the temps.
For those that aren’t cold weather fans, the chilly mornings won’t be the theme of the next several afternoons. Highs for Sunday should be able to reach around 70 degrees courtesy of the SE (warmer) wind flow that’ll dominate by Sunday afternoon. This flow will be wrapping around a ridge of high pressure that will slide just offshore by the 2nd half of your Sunday.
The previously mentioned ridge of high pressure will remain just offshore of our area thru Midweek…keeping a return southerly component to the wind flowing into our area. Specifically, the wind flow will come from the SW by Monday…which means temps will soar well into the 70s.
Here’s a Future Trak Forecast Model output of the range of temps we’re expecting by Monday afternoon. Notice, primarily Mid-Upper 70s can be expected.
The warmer than average pattern won’t change too much until a cold front crosses on Thursday, and it’ll get cooler in its wake for Friday. That front will also bring us our next chance for note-worthy showers. Until then, enjoy what is basically going to be strictly a “temperature” forecast.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate