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Jim Barach's Outlook
from the Storm Team Weather Center

Increasing Clouds Tonight Leading To Showers & Storms Friday

Jim Barach A warm front moved through the region on Thursday which made for a few clouds along with a bit of a warmup from
yesterday's highs in the low 60s. Clouds will be increasing overnight which will lead to rain showers and some storms
on Friday. The overnight low temperature will drop to a seasonable 48 degrees. Friday will be cloudy with showers and
thunderstorms that will bring as quarter a half inch of rainfall. The high temperature will be 68 degrees with the
additional clouds and showers and will feel a bit cooler with breezy conditions in the afternoon.
The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with a chance of a scattered shower, mainly to the north as
low pressure sets up over the region. The high temperature will still manage to warm to 75 degrees. Sunday will see
high pressure build back in for a return to mostly sunny skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will
drop slightly to 74 degrees as cooler air moves in behind the departing low pressure system.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with some scattered rain showers as a warm front makes its way into the region. The
high temperature will warm to 78 degrees with the warmer air moving in behind the front. Tuesday will be cloudy with
showers and thunderstorms as the trailing cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will make it to
79 degrees in the warm air ahead of the front.
Wednesday will be cloudy with rain showers that could be heavy at times as a large upper low pressure system sets
up behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to a still seasonable 70 degrees. Thursday will be
cloudy with rain showers as low pressure will still be in place over the region. The high temperature will drop to 67
degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with rain showers as low pressure will still be the region's dominant weather
system. The high temperature will be 64 degrees.
The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers as the persistent low will still be
over the region. The high temperature will warm slightly to 65 degrees. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with rain showers
as low pressure will continue to be in control. The high temperature will warm again to 67 degrees.

A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were mostly clear but some clouds moved in late which
kept the temperature warmer than it would have been if it had stayed clear as forecast. The overnight low temperature
was 39 degrees which came in a full six degrees warmer than the forecast low temperature of 39 degrees. Thursday
was mostly sunny which meant less cloud cover than was forecast. The high temperature looks like it will come in
cooler than the forecast high temperature of 74 degrees.

Tonight: Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy ahead of an approaching cold front but it will stay dry until near dawn.
The overnight low temperature will be 48 degrees.

Friday: Skies will be cloudy with rain showers and thunderstorms as a cold front moves into the region. The high
temperature will be 68 degrees but will feel cooler with breezy conditions in the afternoon. Rainfall totals should be in
the quarter to half inch range.

Saturday: The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with the chance of a scattered rain shower during
the day as low pressure will be in place over the region. The high temperature will still make it to 75 degrees.

Sunday: Skies will be mostly sunny and dry as high pressure moves back in over the region. The high temperature
will drop a bit to 74 degrees with some cooler air moving in behind the departing low.

Monday: A warm front will move through the region which will make for mostly cloudy skies along with some
scattered rain showers. The high temperature will be 78 degrees with the warmer air moving in behind the front.

Tuesday: A trailing cold front will move through the region which will make for cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms. The high temperature will still warm to 79 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front.

Wednesday: A large low pressure system will move in over the region and will meander around the next several
days for cloudy to mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers that could be heavy at times. The high temperature will
drop to a still seasonable 70 degrees.

Thursday: Low pressure will make for another day of cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will
drop a bit to 67 degrees.

Friday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers under low pressure. The high temperature will drop
again to 64 degrees.

Saturday: The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers. The high
temperature will warm slightly to 65 degrees.

Sunday: The second half of the weekend will be mostly cloudy along with more scattered rain showers. The high
temperature will warm a bit to 67 degrees.

One Final Note: The rain showers that will move in for Friday and next week are much needed. The monthly rainfall
total thus far is about an inch below normal, while the yearly precipitation total is approaching a half inch below normal.
--Jim Barach
Storm Team Meteorologist
Updated: Apr. 24, 2014 3:33 PM EDT






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