Clouds make a brief comeback

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Forecasted high temperatures are cooler for most locations Friday due to a backdoor cold front.




This Futurecast model shows clouds hanging around during the early morning hours. They are expected to clear up by the afternoon.

The sunny and warm pattern is expected to continue, but there is a tiny bump in the road as we move into the overnight period.  Conditions are clear to start, but clouds begin to increase through the evening hours.  This is courtesy of a “backdoor” cold front that slides across the area.  They are called “backdoor” cold fronts because they move in from the east or northeast, as opposed to the west or northwesterly direction our cold fronts generally come from.  So just expect the clouds to continue to increase through the overnight period.  The front moves through silently, without any showers.  In fact, the clouds move out very quickly during the morning hours Friday.  The only lingering effect we’ll notice, and backdoor cold fronts typically do this, is a drop in temperatures.  Highs only reach the 60s.




Warmer temperatures are quick to return on Saturday.  Expect plenty of sunshine, with highs climbing to 70 degrees once again.  Sunday it’s more of the same, with plentiful sunshine and high temperatures reaching the lower 70s.  Monday our attention turns to a slow-moving, cut-off area of low pressure.  As it drifts this way, some clouds begin to build on Monday, but temperatures still reach the 70 degree mark.




This cut-off area of low pressure inches its way near enough to bring showers into the forecast on Tuesday, lasting through part of Thursday.  The showers won’t be very widespread, so no day should be a complete washout.  The sun will likely poke out at times too.  Expect high temperatures near or a little below seasonable averages.


Have a great Friday!

-Andrea Michaels