3/3 – Brittany’s “Colder” Friday Night Forecast
The center of the high will pass to our north on Saturday but the ridge axis will move overhead. The high will continue to progress eastward through the rest of the weekend, eventually retreating off the Mid-Atlantic coast by Sunday night. With the high in control of our regional weather pattern, little cloud cover (aside from some stratocu across SW MS early tomorrow) and quiet weather can be expected this weekend. High temperatures on Saturday (mid 70s) will be a few degrees cooler than today, but that`s still 5-10 degrees above climo. Return flow around the high will promote warmer temperatures on Sunday with a return of lower 80s. Monday through next week… Next week, it will feel like a very summertime pattern. Zonal flow and ridging will dominate the upper level pattern next week. Southerly surface winds will help to advect warm air and moisture into the area. Weak upper level divergence will help enhance lifting in the environment, especially during the afternoons. Isolated to scattered showers will be possible daily during the afternoon hours, especially along the coastal areas. Thunder/lightning will be possible with these storms as well daily. Temperatures were in fairly good consensus in the models, and given we are still 3-5 days out, NBM was left in the temperature forecast with no major changes.