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WEATHER BLOG: Spring-Like

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The main theme of the weather is nice and milder for the weekend. The offshore storm is being pushed farther east across the Atlantic and surface high pressure ridge stretching from Canada to western Pa. and down into Florida will promote plenty of sunshine Saturday. Temperatures like to respond to the March sunshine, and that is what we will have, and it will also feel much milder with the absence of the strong winds we have had in recent days. We stay dry and clear Saturday night with light winds and a seasonable chill.

It looks like sunshine will mix with high clouds Sunday as the surface axis will slides to our east and some of the moisture coming out well in advance of the next storm system streaks northeastward. The surface ridge will slide farther east Sunday night and as we head into Monday and are concerned of a rather cloudy and cool southeast flow from the ocean we still will not be too bad with temperatures as they should be above normal, but were concerned the longer fetch of SE flow over more of the ocean and clouds would keep us back from our highs from continuity and nudged them down a few degrees.

The first of the rain ahead of the next system approaching should hold off Monday night with the heaviest and steadiest after midnight and rain will continue through at least Tuesday morning. It looks like a southern wave of low pressure may develop along the eastward moving front and could potentially bring us a good dose of 0.50 to 1.00 inch or even more of rain. Current timing on the models would have it ending shortly after noon. We should stay in the relatively mild air with the wet weather Tuesday, but it looks like a trough will be deepening behind this system to bring some typical windy March weather Wednesday and Thursday with a change back to dry, chillier weather.

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