11/16 Short-term

Forecast updated 12:30pm EST - 16 Nov 2011

Today's weather setup consists of a frontal boundary extending over much of the east which is bringing with it large areas of precipitation and much cooler air behind it. Meanwhile, a large area of high pressure is present out west and is providing drier weather for much of the country. High temperatures around much of our area today are expected to only reach the mid-40's.

16Z ruc and composite radar

By tomorrow morning the large cold front is expected to be moving off the east coast, leaving drier and cooler weather behind it. Much cooler air should also continue moving into the Midwest, this will mean temperatures late tonight and tomorrow morning will likey only be in the mid-20's, some of the coldest temperature yet this fall. Precipitation is also not expected despite the passage of an upper level wave since it will have little moisture available out ahead of it.

12Z NAM at 12Z Thurs: 1000-500mb thickness, mean sea level pressure, and precipitation

This cold weather pattern will begin reverse by Friday as warm air advection begins to devlop. This will begin to bring temperatures back up, with high temperatures returning to the 50's across our region.

12Z NAM at 0Z Sat : 1000-500mb thickness, mean sea level pressure, and precipitation

today's short-range forecast graphic was produced by Ryan Meiszberg