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Saturday, April 4, 2015

inching forward... (pm.04.apr.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 50.2F (10.1C)
High temp: 55.2F (12.9C)
Rainfall: 0.03" (1mm)

We have mostly cloudy skies at sunset this evening, and it remains very cool for early April.  Take a look at the temperature stats above, and you'll see that the thermometer didn't move much at all today, despite the few short periods of sunshine this morning and again early this evening.  Most of the day was dry, though there was a brief period of thundershowers between about 4:00 and 4:30pm.  All in all, yet another sub-par day for this time of year.

A general trough of low pressure in the upper atmosphere lingers across northern India, with a pool of very cold air aloft setting the stage for some relatively impressive instability once we get just the slightest bit of heating in the surface layers.  Our brief periods of sun only served to provide the warmth necessary to lift our moisture-laden airmass and condense it into clouds and patchy fog -- not to mention those random thundershowers.  As we've been discussing, the improvement in our weather scenario is going to be a painfully slow one as we progress through the next five days or so.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, and I am hopeful that we'll see an uptick in the amount of sunshine, but I am also fairly sure that there will be more of this isolated to widely scattered shower/thunder action in our general vicinity... especially during the mid-afternoon into the evening hours.  On Monday and Tuesday there is a mentionable chance of a few showers and thundershowers as well, with at least a chance that we could dry out completely sometime during the latter half of the week.  Even though a warming trend should finally begin to kick in shortly, it's going to take until Friday to get anywhere close to normal for the season.

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK has the details.