Pinpoint Weather: A Mixture of clouds and sunshine as cool pattern remains
There is an issue with the forecast as the region is in between two very different weather patterns. To the north there is a dry and chilly regimen, to the south there is a stormy and warmer pattern.
The result for us is a mixture of clouds and sunshine with some spotty showers that have been mixed with a bit of frozen precipitation at higher elevations. This does make for a challenging forecast as both entities may impact the area.
Tonight, the cool and dry pattern will win out and our area will be mostly clear and dry. The chilly air is expected to be cool enough in the mountains to warrant a frost advisory so tender vegetation is at risk tonight in the high country. Most locations will experience some cool weather with temps in the 40s, but damage to your budding veggies is not probable.
Thursday will be more of a sunny day than Wednesday as high pressure wins the day. The stormy pattern to the south is suppressed and the cool one to the north arrives. Highs will be in the 60s most locations and possibly the 50s in some of the higher elevated reporting stations. Sunshine will be the dominant weather feature Thursday along with the chilly air, so a pleasant hike or bike ride or just a neighborhood walk will be a nice adventure.
Friday will warm up a couple of degrees and there may be a few showers over the Appalachian Range. The air is fairly dry so I don’t expect much to make it all the way to the surface, but radar returns will show some precip in some spots.
This weekend will start out quiet and mild with a good deal of sunshine Saturday. Sunday will be a bit more cloudy and there is a chance for some rain to arrive very late in the day (probably after sunset) ahead of what is expected to be a rainy day on Monday.