Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The wet pattern returns

What a great few days it's been - spring has definitely arrived! In fact, it was actually pretty warm yesterday with highs eclipsing the 80-degree mark area-wide. Another warm day is expected today with mild nights meaning the Bermuda will be greening up quickly here in the next week. In case you don't know what is "normal" anymore, the average high for this time of year is 74, while the average low is 53. We're running about 10 degrees above that right now!

Unfortunately for those wanting more time to dry out, an unsettled pattern will be setting up for the next several days as a frontal system nears the Mid-South today and stalls jsut northwest of the region through Friday before moving over us Friday night. This will mean on and off chances of showers and t'storms, with the best chances right now appearing to be Thursday and Friday, as well as with the frontal passage Friday night. Following quickly on its heels, another front looks to be moving in late Sunday or Monday, but computer models are really all over the place on timing and location of systems by this weekend, so confidence is still fairly low that far out. I guess we just plan on wet and warm for the next several days!

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