Archive for January 10, 2010

THE FRIGID AIR MASS WILL RELEASE ITS GRIP ON THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES… NO SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS….

In my opinion, the most striking thing about this morning’s (Sunday) weather map is the lack of precipitation across the United States.  The large high pressure system that has brought the frigid air down from Canada has scoured out the moisture from the Rockies on east to the Atlantic Coast. Weathermen across the eastern third of the nation are getting some welcome rest as there is nothing to worry about for most localities here in the Mid-Atlantic states until we get to later in the week, when forecasters will be watching a possible southern storm system develop. More on that later. The frigid air mass currently in place will slowly release its icy grip on the Mid-Atlantic states early this week. There is even the possibility that by late in the week, temperatures may be flirting with the 50 degree mark. That’s going to feel good! Aside from a few flurries or snow showers, there should be no major weather concerns through mid to late week.  Models are now indicating that a low is going to form somewhere near the Gulf Coast by late in the week. This system may be a big player in the weather across the Mid-Atlantic region by the weekend. The timing of this system is very much in question right now, and it is far off in the future. Remember, the El Nino is still out there so I don’t expect our dry weather pattern of late to continue too much longer.

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