BLOG: Warmer Days Ahead

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Tim Williams

Not much to change as everything seems to be developing as anticipated this morning. We are still watching a band of warm advection this morning as it heads across the Great Lakes, and while a stray sprinkle or flurry is possible this morning, anything that manages to fall will be light and very brief with no travel problems expected. We likely will escape the day dry for the vast majority of the area. The clipper expected to move across New England on Monday will have little impact in our area as well other than to boost temperatures into the low 50s as milder air surges northward ahead of this feature.
 
This will be followed by a chilly Tuesday as cold air follows in the wake of the associated cold front with moderation for Wednesday as an upper-level ridge begins to build into the East. Thursday and Friday look great as warm air is transported across the region on a southwesterly flow. A slight chance of rain will exist for Saturday as a cold front moves through the area. Right now chances of rainfall are around 20%, so we’ll keep it as a mention for now, but expect highs Saturday to come down a bit… and if the GFS is correct then we are likely too optimistic with the
forecast. We shall see, but it could be in the mid 60s, it could struggle to make it to 50… regardless, the front is expected to stall just to our south with moisture building along the boundary Sunday through Tuesday. Depending on where exactly this sets up portions of our viewing area may see a little rainfall (perhaps mixed with sleet for a time). That’s a long way out, however.

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