Wednesday, April 10, 2013

minor moisture... (pm.10.apr.13)>

Wednesday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 51.6F (10.9C)
Afternoon high temp: 68.2F (20.1C)
Rainfall: 0.16" (4mm) -- as of 8:00pm*

It is mostly cloudy just before sunset this evening, and there are still some rain showers in the area.  We had a couple of sunny interludes today, but the day was dominated by clouds and a few mainly light rain showers, which kept temperatures several degrees cooler than we've seen during the past 5 day or so.  As I mentioned this morning, even though April is typically the second driest month of the year, we still receive nearly 2" (5cm) on average, so a handful of days like this are not out of the ordinary.

A steadily weakening upper-level disturbance is centered to our west over central Pakistan this evening -- and what's left of it will be almost right on top of us by early tomorrow morning.  These scattered showers should taper off overnight, with rain chances diminishing even further tomorrow (Thu).  A weak ridge of high pressure will try to build back in during the end of the week, allowing our temperatures to warm back up pretty close to mid-April normals; but I don't think we're in for anything resembling an early summer heat wave.

The overall weather pattern into the middle of next week will favor a mix of sunshine and occasional clouds, along with a fairly significant chance of some afternoon thunder development over the mountains.  Right now Sunday looks to be the most potentially unstable, so keep that in mind if you're one of the many venturing uphill over the weekend.

Details can be found on the CURRENT FORECAST tab above.