Rain, Then Nicer

April 20, 2006

A very weak front moves through tonight, so weak that we may see more showers in the unstable southerly flow just ahead of the system overnight.  All models show and, satellite imagery confirms the airmass behind the front is very dry, more like a continental cold front.  If you’re from east of the Rockies, you’re familiar with rain ahead of and with cold fronts, then it dries out and sunshine returns behind.  That’s what I expect tomorrow.

Then it’s on to a warm and sunny weekend.  00z GFS & ETA both have 850 mb. temps Sunday afternoon around +8 deg. C.   That still puts us in the mid 70’s if easterly flow dips down into the city.  I expect that to occur, so 75 still looks good (I wimped out on the 76 eh?).

Enjoy the upcoming weekend, I have a day off tomorrow, so I’ll be back Monday…Mark