Archive for January 3, 2015

THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WILL BE UNSETTLED… TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL BE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL… VERY COLD WEATHER IS LIKELY BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK

A frontal system will bring us periods of wet weather this weekend. First, a warm front will be approaching from the southwest. This will produce some rain today, mostly this morning. The rain should mostly be on the light side. We should get a break in the rain later on today. Then, as a warm front lifts through the region overnight tonight, fog will be an issue in some spots. Temperatures on Sunday may approach the low 70’s as we get into the warm sector of the low pressure system passing by well to our west. As I stated in my previous posts, when low pressure systems pass by to our west, warm air normally surges into our region. (Winds blow counter-clockwise around low pressure systems in the northern hemisphere). Low pressure systems that pass to our south and east are the ones that can potentially bring snow to our region. No worries about that in the near future. A cold front will move through later Sunday and this could trigger showers and thunderstorms. Even though it is January, conditions may be favorable in the atmosphere produce some strong storms. However, forecasters believe that there will be limiting factors in place tomorrow that may reduce the chance of strong storms.  Please monitor the local media and the National Weather Service for updates on Sunday. Then, behind the cold front, colder air will move in and we will see more seasonable conditions. As it looks right now, it should be dry most of next week. However, a bitterly cold air mass may move into the Mid-Atlantic States by mid-week. Temperatures will most likely be way below normal on Thursday. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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