SOGGY, CHILLY, RAW FEEL
High pressure to the north and an upper level low across the southeasterly states will keep the moisture laden flow out of the southeast sending periods of rain through the area tonight and into the weekend. Temperatures will not budge and stay chilly in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Winds will be picking up with the tightening pressure gradient out of the northeast 10-20 mph with higher gusts. Rain tapers to light scattered showers mid-day Saturday. Clouds remain thick and temperatures only rise a few degrees in the low to mid 50s. You will need the jacket because the breeze will continue to gust at times. Sunday is looking better with less of a threat for showers. Clouds will try to thin out late in the day and with more dry conditions, temperatures should be able to recover into the upper 50s to low 60s. We could pick up an additional .30” up to 1.00” or more in isolated spots by Saturday evening.
We finally see some sunshine return and drier conditions are expected heading into next week as high pressure builds in across the area. The upper level wind pattern shifts more to the west providing a warmer and drier flow on Tuesday. Highs will warm to more seasonable averages in the upper 60s with near 70 degree temperatures mid to late week.
STILL WATCHING “JOAQUIN” CLOSELY
While the latest forecast shows Joaquin shunt to the northeast away from the coast, we can’t let our guard down just yet. We’ll continue to watch the updates to be sure the east coast will be spared from any impact by Hurricane Joaquin.