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Forecast Discussion

Updated 2:30 pm EST,  Friday, 17 Feb 2017 by Jessica Bozell

NEAR TERM (Tonight)

Temperatures tonight are not expected to drop lower than the mid 40's. Increased cloudiness expected tonight as a weak wave passes over the state, increasing moisture in the upper levels. Southwesterly winds to continue.

SHORT TERM (Saturday - Sunday night)

Being under a high-pressure system, temperatures over the weekend are expected to remain well above average. On Saturday, high temperatures reaching 60 degrees or above are possible. Saturday night, temperatures again expected to not drop below mid 40's. Precipitation possible in the southern most part of the state Saturday mid afternoon, starting around 4 pm, into the night, stopping around midnight. Sunday, high temperatures into the mid 60's in the afternoon, then dropping to the lower 50's Sunday night.  


LONG TERM (Monday - Thursday)

Similar temperature pattern continuing into Monday, with high's in the 60's and low's in the upper 40's. As a ridge passes over the state Monday night into Tuesday, a narrow strip of strong positive vorticity advection is expected, and chances of rain across the entire state from Monday night into Tuesday evening. Another chance of rain during the day Thursday, with a low pressure system to the west, bringing southwesterly winds and positive temperature advection. Tuesday - Wednesday temperatures continuing with the high in the mid 60's, low in the mid 40's pattern.