Saturday, April 13, 2013

weekend issues... (am.13.apr.13)>

*Update @ 5:46pm... Late afternoon thundershowers all along the mountain ranges are starting to fall apart this evening, producing a few sprinkles and some very strong and gusty winds at the moment.  Evening forecast info coming shortly...

It is mostly clear as the sun comes up this Saturday morning.  I've recorded a mild overnight low of 59.6F (15.3C), and the humidity stands at 55%.

There are some slight changes in the forecast this morning, as we watch a couple of weak upper-level disturbances drift across northern India this weekend.  It had looked earlier as if the best chance of some random thundershowers would be on Sunday afternoon, but based on data this morning, it seems there could be just as good a chance of some development this afternoon as well.  Nothing widespread or long-lasting is expected, but the atmosphere may be unstable enough to trigger a cluster or two of thundershowers along the front slopes of the mountains, so keep that in mind as you make your weekend plans.  Otherwise, we'll still see plenty of sunshine, along with temperatures right in the normal range for mid-April.

Colder air in the high levels of the atmosphere over central Asia is threatening to make a move toward the south by Tuesday of next week.  At the same time, the heat is building on the plains of north India.  This combination looks like it could give us a better chance of more significant thunderstorm action during the middle of next week, while ushering in some temporarily cooler air as well.  Stay tuned as we watch how that comes together.

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