PM Update: Cool evening, slow warmup begins

NAM model showing a low pressure system with rain missing the area to the south and east on Friday. Some clouds and showers are still possible and should graze coastal areas.

NAM model showing a low pressure system with rain missing the area to the south and east on Friday. Some clouds and showers are still possible and should graze coastal areas.

Cold air remains settled into the area this evening, and Wednesday was another cold and blustery day. Temperatures remained several degrees below normal for this time of year. Another cold night is expected, as well, with overnight lows falling into the 20’s inland and near 30 in the city and along the coast. We could, in fact, see some temperatures approaching record lows for the date early Thursday morning. The good news, however, is that a slow moderation is expected through the end of the week and into the weekend.

A coastal system will brush the area from late Thursday into Friday, possibly providing some clouds and showers along the immediate shore. Behind the system rising heights aloft will bring the potential for warmer temperatures into the forecast by Friday through Sunday. Highs will reach into the 50’s this weekend. The warmup could become even more dramatic by the early to middle part of next week – but forecast models are still very inconsistent with the positioning of a warm front. If it clears our area, temperatures could soar into the 70’s. We will see!

Tonight: Cool and clear with lows falling into the 20’s and lower 30’s. Northwest winds continuing around 10 miles per hour.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and a bit warmer, with highs in the lower 50’s. Northwest winds around 10 to 15 miles per hour.

Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low in the upper 30’s to near 40. South winds around 10 miles per hour.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Warmer, with a high near 57. North-northwest wind around 10 miles per hour.

 

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