Pinpoint Weather: Warming pattern will give us a preview of Spring this week

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High pressure overhead will provide the area with a good deal of sunshine each afternoon and clear skies overnight. The position of the high is pretty much overhead so the region will be fairly void of cloud cover the first half of the week. The temperatures over the weekend were in the 50s both Saturday and Sunday, but will be significantly milder this week. Highs will be in the 70s after today and should stay there into the weekend.  Breezy conditions are possible mid-week so the breeze coupled with the dry air should lead to some heighted wildfire/brushfire danger.

As for the chances of rain, there will be little to no chance for rain until the end of the work week. The position of the high will be paramount in our forecasting parameters over the next couple of days so here is how it breaks down.

The high will be centered over the mid-Atlantic region on Monday and Tuesday. That will keep the Commonwealth relatively cloud free. Then the forecast calls for the high to shift off the coast on Wednesday. The movement east will provide a milder flow of air from the southwest into Virginia so we should be well into the run of 70° weather by then. A few clouds arrive but still not much in the way of rain chances just yet.

Thursday looks to provide us with a bit of a breezy scenario as the high starts to get pushes even further out to sea. This movement is the result a weak cold front migrating in from the west. This will increase the cloud cover and the breeze, but not the rain chances. That looks like Friday’s forecast.

Friday will see the front cross the Commonwealth, but with little to no moisture to work with all I am expecting is some scattered showers. Saturday will see a bit cooler air as the rain falls off and on. Sunday may be dry but even cooler.   Normal highs for late week are the middle to upper 50s so we will be returning to normal next weekend.

Also, this weekend we Spring Forward with our clocks, set them ahead one hour at 2am Sunday morning.  Daylight Saving Time. Also, check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors to stay safe.

Stay safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist 

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