Nice Weekend

April 27, 2007

SnapshotA nice day today…luckily the clouds moved in during the afternoon, otherwise I think we would have been well into the lower 70s.  Very warm night tonight with plenty of cloud cover overhead.  Interesting synoptic pattern tonight with a dying front moving overhead, but little or no moisture.  All models show the atmosphere drying out with a dry northwest wind pushing dewpoints down to or below 40 degrees by afternoon.  So even though technically a cold front arrives during the early morning hours…a drier airmass and afternoon sun should give us high temperatures similar to today’s highs.  Then a wave on the front lifts through the Northwest Sunday morning.  This appears to have little moisture to work with too, so other than a risk of a shower in the morning, that day should be dry too.  Definitely cooler though with 850mb. temps dropping below zero in the morning.  Monday we temporarily bounce back temperature-wise with some sun again by afternoon.  Beginning Tuesday, a cold trough approaches and then sits overhead the rest of the week.  That means a return to March-like weather for the first week of May…Mark