Good Tuesday everyone. We have some very pleasant weather days ahead of us later this week and I urge you to get out and enjoy them. We have some U-G-L-Y showing up on the forecast models for this weekend into early next week. That nasty stuff could lead to a big chill down to go along with periodic showers.
As always, we start with the precious present. Temps out there today will be much cooler than what we have had over the past few days. Readings should hang in the 60s for most of the state as our sky fills with a mix of sun and clouds. An area of low pressure heading into the Carolinas will bring the threat of some showers to southern and southeastern parts of the state.
That same low is trying to move a little farther north and west later tonight into Wednesday. That would mean much more in the way of rain across the east and southeast. The GFS is really looking soggy…
Temps on Wednesday will be a challenge because of the clouds verses sun thing. Warmer readings will be noted in the west with the east having the possibility of staying rather cool under clouds and some rain.Everyone should head into the 70s for Thursday and Friday.
That is ahead of a big dip in the jet stream for the coming weekend into early next week. Many of the models are going crazy with this trough and several develop a huge cutoff area of low pressure similar to what you see here from the GFS…
That’s a setup that can bring an extended period of chilly and damp weather for our region and much of the eastern part of the country. The European Model looks like something you would expect to see in the winter…
I have seen maps like that produce some wild weather in April and is something we will be watching for.
These lows often have a mind of their own since they are cut off from the main flow. The models usually have some decent fluctuations from run to run until they can get a handle on exactly when and where the upper low parks itself.
In true wild weather fashion… we could go from all of that early next week to 80s by the end of the week.
Have a great Tuesday and take care.