5/24 – The Chief’s “Slight Cooler” Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Models signal very similar activity during peak afternoon heating compared to yesterday. Temperatures today look to vary a good bit, as highs will max out in the lower 80s over the east where some insolation may be limited due to clouds as well as lower heights across that area when compared to yesterday.

Tonight, convection again migrates over the coastal waters/marine zones as the upper impulse begins to exit the region to the south and east. Into Thursday, a drier trend will take shape, with slightly more heating over the eastern half of the forecast area. Expect temps to be a couple of degrees warmer when compared to today. Otherwise, easterly or east northeasterly surface flow is expected. With the somewhat ENE flow in place, the sea breeze should remain somewhat pinned to the coast.

The long term period starts dry with northerly flow aloft over the region and continued somewhat dry ENE flow across the central Gulf coast at the surface. A broad upper level low will likely be ongoing across the SE Atlantic Coast and southern Appalachians. This of course places most of our region in the quiet drier part of the large scale trough over the Atlantic coast.

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