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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 46.9F (8.3C)
High temp: 59.9F (15.5C)
Rainfall since 7:00am: trace
24 hour rainfall: 0.20" (5mm)

Clouds are prevalent across the area at sunset this evening, and there have been a couple of brief sprinkles of rain recently.  We only managed to squeeze out a very minor amount of sunshine today in the midst of all these clouds, but at the same time, we also only managed to squeeze out a few raindrops.  So it has turned out to be the 'in between' kind of day that we were expecting.

I have no great news to report, really.  We are going to stay in this unstable and potentially volatile weather pattern all the way through the weekend, with a few more waves of significant rain and thunderstorms in our future.  The next notable upper-level disturbance will enter the picture tomorrow (Wed), giving us an increasing chance of rain by mid-day into the afternoon hours, which will last into early Thursday morning.  Then, another stronger disturbance is still targetted for late Thursday night through Friday and Friday night.  Beyond that, general instability will keep the risk of scattered showers and thundershowers in the forecast on Saturday and Easter Sunday as well.  In  the meantime, temperatures will remain on the order of 7-10ºF (4-6ºC) below normal for the early days of April.

There are some sluggish attempts at a warming and drying trend as next week unfolds, but unfortunately, it's nothing definitive.  It may take us another eight or nine days before we can even think about 70ºF+ again.

The gloomy details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.