TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW NORMAL FOR A FEW DAYS… A WARM-UP IS EXPECTED BY MID-WEEK… RAIN CHANCES INCREASE LATER IN THE WEEK
Astronomical Spring arrived at 6:45 PM EDT yesterday (Friday). On this day, the direct sun rays crossed the Equator into the northern hemisphere. This is called the Vernal Equinox. The length of daylight is approximately the same as the length of darkness. However, the length of daylight is now rapidly increasing with each passing day. The weather over the next few days will not be very spring-like as a northerly to northeasterly flow of air will keep us cooler than normal. A low pressure system is expected to pass south of us later Sunday and, as of now, is only expected to bring us clouds. The upper-level flow is forecast to become zonal which basically means that the upper-level winds will be blowing predominately from the west to east. Temperatures will trend upwards as we get to mid-week. As it looks now, any wet weather should hold off until Thursday as a frontal system is expected to move into our neck of the woods by then…. I wanted to mention also that many areas in the Northern Mid-Atlantic States and the Northeast saw accumulating snow yesterday. Now that it is spring and the angle of the sun is higher along with the increased hours of daylight, the snow cover won’t last that long up there. We picked up around a half inch of rain yesterday in my neighborhood. It was a very dreary, damp day. That’s it for now. Have a great rest of your weekend!