Mostly Sunny & Mild Start to the Work Week

Jessica Conley

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The high pressure system that has brought beautiful sunshine across the region will keep skies mostly clear tonight. Monday stays nice with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 50s and low 60s. By Tuesday, highs will make it up to the mid 60s in the usually milder spots; it’ll stay cooler along the coast. We’ll see increasing clouds throughout the day and rain moving in during the evening. Looks like we’ll see some steady rain for the day on Wednesday as another cold front moves into the area. Rain will taper to showers by Wednesday night and for Thursday morning. Thursday afternoon things will have a chance to clear up as the low exits the area. Thursday will be breezy as well. By Friday we’ll see partial sunshine return to the area with temps slightly above seasonable levels.

 

*Today I’ll discuss how we figure out when it’ll be breezy/windy days in advance. The primary way I do this is by looking at the pressure gradient. The pressure gradient is the space between high and low pressure systems and the isobars (lines of constant pressure) around them. The closer a high and a low pressure system are together; the faster the winds will be between them. Conversely, the farther apart, the slower winds will be. There will be the low that is brining rain to the region Wednesday starting to exit on Thursday with a new high trying to move in behind it. This will create a somewhat tight pressure gradient and will give us some wind during the day Thursday. This is what I did my senior project on in college, so I find it somewhat interesting. Hope you did too. Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Tonight: Lows 28° – 34° with clear skies.

 

Monday: Highs 53° – 63° with partly to mostly sunny skies.

 

Tuesday: Highs 54° – 64° with increasing clouds and rain moving in late.

 

Wednesday: Highs 48° – 53° with rain tapering to showers in the evening.

 

Thursday: Highs 52° – 58° with showers to start then clearing skies.

 

Friday: Highs 54° – 60° with partly sunny skies.

 

As always, please contact me with your weather questions/comments/concerns at jconley@wabi.tv or on twitter: @MeteoroloJess or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MeteorologistJessicaConley

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