03/04 – Brantly’s “Sunny and Mild” Thursday Forecast

Thursday’s highs are expected to be in the upper 60s to mid 70s across the region. It sure is nice to have a nice quiet and simple extended forecast as spring finally arrives after the last two roller coaster weeks. The final system for the foreseeable future will be on the way out on Saturday as low pressure system moves off the Carolina coast. High pressure will build over the central United States in the wake of this system leading to dry northwesterly winds developing Saturday and persisting into Monday.

Sunday into the coming week, a weak upper level low pressure system over the Mississippi river valley moves off to the east, with another one then moving over the southeast Monday, leaving high pressure over the eastern united states. Surface high pressure along the east coast shifts east, leaving a surface ridge stretching west over the northern gulf coast. Moisture levels increase through the week with the southerly flow off the gulf, with an up-tick on rain chances for the forecast area by Wednesday. With the building high pressure, temperatures increase from around seasonable on Sunday, to above seasonal norms by Tuesday into Wednesday.

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