04/01 – Brantly’s “Windy and Colder” Thursday Morning Forecast

Much colder and drier air continues to flow into the region during the period in the wake of a cold front. Dry conditions continue through Friday as a large dome of cool high pressure builds into the eastern states. A Wind Advisory remains in effect today for northerly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph, after which the northerly flow subsides.

Unseasonably cool temperatures are expected over the next couple of days which are around 15 degrees normal, occasionally 20 degrees below normal.  Highs today will range from the mid 50s to the low 60.  Lows tonight range from the lower 30s inland to the mid/upper 30s at the coast. Friday will be slightly warmer than today and temperatures will range from the upper 50s well inland to the lower 60s elsewhere.

After Friday, surface high pressure will continue to build in and stall over us, giving us dry and clear conditions through the weekend. Winds out of the northwest will continue to flow into the area over the weekend keeping winters last gasp lingering around. Temperatures will be cool, but slowly getting warmer. Lows Friday night will be in the mid to upper 30s with a few locations. With light winds and clear skies this may lead to some patchy to areas of frost for interior locations away from the coast.

By Saturday, clear skies combined with less cold air moving in from the north will allow for temperatures to approach 70 degrees and begin a slow and steady return to a more standard Gulf Coast spring. Saturday night will be cool, but not cold as lows in more the lower 40s. Easter Sunday looks pleasant with sunny skies and high temperatures topping out in the lower 70s.

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