Pinpoint Weather: Cool start to the weekend under sunny and dry conditions
Mostly clear skies today as the region is under the influence of a dry northwesterly flow of air. The cool pattern will be slightly warmer than Friday with highs topping out in the low 50s as Friday only saw upper 40s and only a few low 50s. Enjoy the quiet pattern this weekend as there have been precious few dry weekends this year.
There is something to be a little concerned about and that is the threat of brush fires and wildfires spreading quickly. The dry air and the dry brush on the ground along with the winds moving at around 10 – 15 mph may help fan any fire that has been started. Here are some tips to help remind you to be safe outside this weekend.
Sunday will be a bit cooler than today as the flow of air will be more of a northerly direction. This will usher in some chilly air from Canada and keep us below the 50° mark once again.
Monday looks to be this beginning of a milder pattern with the ridge of high pressure off to the west migrating into the area. This warming trend will continue all next week and we should top out in the low 70s late in the week. Some models are looking at middle 70s on Thursday, and that, to me, is springlike weather.
This is the last weekend before Daylight Saving Time, so the sunset time will be pushed back later in the evening next Sunday. Remember to change the battery in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors to stay safe and possibly save your life. So go out and buy your replacement batteries this week.
The Storm Prediction Center has the list of tornadoes listed by year. Next week is Severe Weather Awareness/Preparedness week here is the Commonwealth. More informational videos and tips will be coming.