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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

great, for the moment... (pm.29.apr.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 58.8F (14.9C)
High temp: 76.2F (24.6C)
Rainfall: trace

It's about a 50/50 split between clouds and blue sky at sunset this evening, here at the end of a very nice and pleasant day.  We had full sunshine until the late morning when clouds began developing over the mountains.  Then, there was a brief period of mostly cloudy skies and at my house, even a couple of raindrops between about 2:30 and 3:00pm.  But the sun broke out again just after that, and stuck around for the rest of the day.  My high temp (see stats above) in the upper part of town was the warmest since Saturday.

Today we were under the influence of a weak ridge of high pressure in between a couple of upper-level disturbances which have been moving across central Asia into the Himalayan region.  That provided us with a slightly more stable air mass, and prevented anything more than a couple of very spotty light showers from developing anywhere near us.  Also, it allowed some warmer air to briefly surge northward.  The next disturbance is on the way, though -- currently located over the middle of Turkmenistan -- expected to be moving into Jammu & Kashmir by early Saturday.  This is going to increase our chances of some scattered shower and thunderstorm action again, possibly very late tonight, but more likely on Thursday and Thursday night.  Right now it looks like that risk of at least widely scattered thundershowers could linger all the way through Saturday.  BUT -- there's still going to be plenty of hours of dry weather, including some sunshine thrown into the mix at times.

High pressure nosing in from the southwest will stabilize the atmosphere by Sunday, while allowing some very warm air to come knocking for at least the first half of next week.  It should feel very much like May is supposed to feel like by Monday or Tuesday...

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK has the details (tab above).