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Thursday, March 7, 2013

temps peaking... (pm.07.mar.13)>

Thursday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 55.2F (12.9C)
Afternoon high temp: 68.9F (20.5C)
Rainfall: none

It's quite hazy just before sunset this evening, with a few clouds hanging along the mountains.  Morning sun gave way to a significant build-up of mountain clouds during the early to mid-afternoon, but not before boosting our high temp to yet another new high for the season and the year.  Humidity topped 70% during the afternoon.

High pressure over the northwest third of India which has been providing stable conditions for the majority of the past week is going to be breaking down during the coming 48 hours or so.  There won't be dramatic changes initially, but our atmosphere will be transitioning into a more unstable phase into next week and possibly beyond.  An upper-level disturbance will deliver a glancing blow to northern India this weekend, with colder air arriving aloft -- and that means we'll have at least a small chance of a couple of showers and/or thundershowers between late Saturday and Sunday.

It looks relatively quiet again for Monday and Tuesday, but an increasingly active jet stream will bring in another potential thundershower-maker for the middle of next week.  Temperatures could start to trend downward... or at least back into the slightly-below-normal range by that time as well.

The latest outlook on the CURRENT FORECAST tab at the top of the page.