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Warming Trend Continues

By · December 13, 2012 at 7:53 am

Another chilly start in the 20s this morning, but sunshine from start to finish will quickly warm temperatures.  Dry air, full sunshine and a south-southwest wind will lead to a 20° swing for lows to highs.

Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 40s, and some 5°-10° above the average of 39°.  Under a clear sky expect a rather quick drop this evening and overnight.  Lows Friday morning will back in the chilly 20s.

With highs in the 50s and more sunshine, it’s to understand why Friday is my pick of the week.  High clouds come into play during the late afternoon and evening… and serve as a hint of changes on the way for the weekend.

We’re on borrowed time Saturday morning when it comes to dry weather.  Latest model data suggests it’s cloudy, but dry at 7am.

All bets are off for dry weather by noon Saturday, as rain with embedded thunder charge into the state.  For now it appears areas east of I-65 may have to wait until afternoon to get wet Saturday.

Rain is likely Saturday afternoon, but despite clouds and sogginess… temperatures remain above normal near 50°.

Sunday should be the drier day this weekend, with only a chance of showers.   We’re keeping our eyes on a system next week that may produce some snow around the viewing area Tuesday.  Long range guidance suggests any snow would be light, but confidence beyond four days is low… due to uncertainty in model performance.  Stay tuned.

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