1/5 – Rob Knight’s “Warming Trend” Wednesday Morning Forecast

High pressure remains over the area but will be moving towards the northeast. It has warmed up a bit thanks to onshore flow bringing in some modest warmth and moisture. Some scattered showers are possible around the peak daytime heating hours today, but not anticipating any thunder with any precip that forms.

Thursday is when a cold front will approach the area; showers could form as the front passes through but again not expecting thunder. The temperatures will tank down into the 30s yet again in the wake of the front and most of the areas north of the interstate likely to get near or at freezing again. Moving into Friday, the front will have cleared the area and bringing drier air and clear skies.

Starting out the weekend, high pressure will continue to build east into the Mid-Atlantic States helping to promote the return of a warm front surging north, bringing a steady moist return flow in the low-levels back across the northern Gulf coast states. This sends a cold front parading closer to our area with surface low pressure racing northeast into the Great Lakes. Scattered rain can be expected late Saturday with showers and a few t-storms Sunday. The front blows through during the day on Monday as strong high-pressure barrels southeast into the Midwest. This could be another set-up for high winds across the area, especially for coastal areas.

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