Saturday, March 14, 2015

waiting for it... (pm.14.mar.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 49.1F (9.5C)
High temp: 60.8F (16.0C)
Precipitation: none

Mid-level cloudiness is on the increase this evening, adding to the broken layer of high clouds which has been with us all day.  There have been some decent periods of sunshine today as well, allowing my high temp in the upper part of town to edge upwards of 60F (16C) for the fourth day in a row.  We've yet to receive any rainfall, as far as I've seen.

A very large but disorganized storm system remains sprawled to our south and west, with its center of circulation just now moving into central Pakistan.  The majority of the rain and thunderstorm activity associated with this system remains well to our southwest, but will be shifting north and eastward gradually -- increasing our chances of getting wet during the coming 12 to 18 hours.  The risk of showers and thundershowers will be rising overnight into mid-day Sunday, but the real meat of this system looks like it will be affecting us between Sunday night and Monday night.  At least a couple of periods of moderate to heavy rain are likely then, with some thunderstorms and gusty winds thrown in as well.  And of course we'll have to deal with falling temperatures...

Some lingering showers and/or thundershowers are probable on Tuesday, but by Tuesday evening we should start to come under the influence of a fresh ridge of high pressure which will usher in our next phase of quiet weather.  A warming trend looks likely for the latter half of the week, with only slight rain chances all the way through next weekend.  Maybe by then we'll actually climb up to a normal range of temperatures for mid-March.

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