Cooler and cloudy conditions over the weekend


The cold front that slowly moved through the Commonwealth on Friday is now in North Carolina.  The cooler air behind the front is in place and I expect the temperatures to rise only into the mid to lower 70s both Saturday and Sunday.  Not much in the way of rain, but we will see very little sunshine.  There may be some spotty showers off and on Saturday, but the big story is the cooler than normal conditions. 

I am expecting the clouds to linger most of the morning and yield little as the day moves along.  This is what is referred to as a “wedge” pattern.  The air is being moved into the region around an area of high pressure over New England.  The cool air then gets locked up against the Appalachian Range and lingers for a while.  This cool air may not get scoured out until at least the middle of next week. 

Look for the pockets of fog to dissipate early in the day and we should be just misty and mild.  Over the past two months of summer we have been well above normal as far as average temperatures go, so this nice break will be welcomed by many I would be willing to bet.

Have a great weekend.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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