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Arctic & Canadian Air Makes An Assault on the Area!

Cold, windy weather returns.

 

Today: Morning Showers, then Sunshine, Windy & Chilly; High: 50; NW Wind 12-25mph makes it feel like 40 degrees.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy and Colder; Low: 34 City, 24 in Suburbs.

Tomorrow: Sunny & Chilly; High: 45.

 

Good Morning,

*The official high of 59 in CPK occurred shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday.

Widespread low clouds and fog were limiting factors on the temperature yesterday... And, even though it didn't rain very much, there is a cold front early this morning that is in the process of pushing out into the Atlantic Ocean... The front has caused the wind to shift to the northwest, and there were still a few widely separated showers occurring behind it as of this writing...

Therefore, we're going to have to allow for a shower in a few places early today (probably before 7 or 8 o'clock)... Temperatures have been knocked back into the 40s behind the front, and we're not expecting too much of a recovery later today, even though there will be some intervals of sunshine... The temperature will be within a couple of degrees of 50... With some clearing expected tonight, it'll be colder than recent nights, with most temperatures winding up in the 30s in the big cities, but the 20s in the normally colder spots...

High pressure should be the dominant feature on the weather map tomorrow and Thursday... Even though it should be in the mid and upper 40s across much of the area both days, this is obviously closer to typical levels for this time of year—and, we certainly won't be lacking for sunshine...

We did mention yesterday that there's going to be a low pressure system located near the Carolina Coast tonight, tomorrow and early on Thursday... But, with the presence of the strong ridge of high pressure to the north, all of the rain associated with it will be suppressed well to the south...

There could be some high, thin clouds which may dim the sun at times tomorrow across the mid Atlantic states, but that is about the only thing that will tarnish an otherwise quiet weather pattern... There are no changes in the thinking about what is in store for Friday and the weekend...

While the ridge of high pressure should remain in control on Friday, bringing a good deal of sunshine, any sunshine on Saturday will probably start to fade behind increasing clouds...

A wave of low pressure emerging in the middle of the country this weekend is going to be pushing a warm front into the Eastern Region Saturday night and Sunday... And, while the track of this wave should push it well to the north and west of the coastal plain Sunday, we may be dealing with a bit of rain, or at least a couple of spotty showers around here on both Saturday night and Sunday...

If you're curious about what could happen beyond the seven-day forecast period, the G.F.S. is indicating that a storm system will form over the Southeast next Tuesday... And, if the upper-level pattern features a 'blocking high' over the North Atlantic, and the trough axis located in the Southeast becomes negatively-tilted, then there could be a coastal storm to be reckoned with in the East at some point during the 19th and 20th of this month (next Wednesday/Thursday)...

Have a good day!!!

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