Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 6:55AM
It is the time of year when 24 hours can make all the difference in the world! The turn around began yesterday afternoon with decreasing clouds, now it's time to warm things up. Look for a seasonably mild afternoon with increasing clouds late. A weak cold front crosses western NC early Sunday bringing more clouds and a sprinkle or two in the morning for the northern Foothills. Tomorrow's temperatures will fall off just a notch compared to this afternoon, but it remains very pleasant. Even milder weather starts off early next week with dry conditions holding until Wednesday. ENJOY!!
Hi: 64 Lo: 40
Morning fog, otherwise becoming mostly sunny & much milder; Light west wind
Hi: 63 Lo: 36
Mix of clouds & sun; Maybe a passing sprinkle early; Light SW wind
Hi: 69 Lo: 41
Sunny and mild; Spring Fever running wild; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 71 Lo: 46
Mostly sunny & mild daytime; More clouds Tuesday night with some rain possible late at night
Hi: 62 Lo: 36
Mostly cloudy with showers likely & maybe some thunder
Thursday - Mostly sunny; Brisk/Colder; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Friday - Sunny & much warmer; High in the upper 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Most people I know love a good March snow storm because it is gone the next day. Not every pile of snow will disappear in the northern mountains today, but they surely will in the foothills and points east. Temperatures will run an easy 5-10 degrees above normal this afternoon with healthy sunshine and a warming west wind.
High pressure is situated along the Florida Panhandle with a cold front stretching all the way from Maine to Texas on a journey east. There is not a lot of moisture to work with as it sweeps through the TN Valley and Mid Atlantic today. Skies become cloudy tonight with light rain showers or sprinkles favoring the western slopes Sunday morning. The precip will not make it past the mountains except for a sprinkle or two in the northern Foothills.
The upper air pattern Sunday through Tuesday is zonal meaning the flow is pretty straightforward from west to east across the eastern two thirds of the country. The cold front knocks temperatures back just a few degrees Sunday, hardly noticeable really, but we are poised for a warming trend until Tuesday. Trust me, Spring will be on your mind especially with the time change.
By Tuesday morning two separate pieces of upper energy will be heading east. One coming out of the Northern Plains and another rolling from south Texas along the Gulf Coast. They will try to team up by Wednesday night somewhere along the east coast. The result for us will be rain showers arriving Wednesday morning ending early Thursday. The second half of the week will be cooler.
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