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Saturday, March 30, 2013

a bright morning... (am.30.mar.13)>

It's a bright and sunny Saturday morning.  My overnight low here in the upper part of town was 50.9F (10.5C), and there was a trace of rainfall from a brief period of showers last night around 9pm.

The weak upper-level disturbance that has been influencing our weather since late Wednesday night has finally moved off to the east of us.  In its wake, we have some colder air lingering in the upper atmosphere, along with a bit of weak circulation up there.  Although things are looking pretty good for this Easter weekend, we'll need to keep an eye on the afternoon instability factor, which could trigger a couple of random showers and/or thundershowers over the mountains.  Yet another weak disturbance is expected late Tuesday into Wednesday which will provide us with more scattered shower potential.  No major storm systems are expected, but we're definitely not in for day after day of totally sunny conditions, either.

The temperature trend over the course of the next few days looks to be in our favor, with a gradual warm-up expected.  The normal/average high temp for the first of April is right around 72F (22.2C).  It doesn't look like we'll make it that high, but we could surpass 70F (21.1C) finally -- for the first time this season.

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