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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

disturbances in the flow... (pm.16.dec.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 41.4F (5.2C)
High temp: 49.3F (9.6C)
Rainfall: none

It's partly cloudy and hazy this evening at dusk, with our temperatures hanging in the same range we've seen for the last three days in a row.  Compared with seasonal norms, it's felt more like the very end of December or early January recently, with high temps barely able to nudge the 50ºF (10ºC) mark.  We had a nice amount of sunshine again this morning, but clouds were gradually on the increase during the afternoon hours.

A wintertime jetstream pattern remains on the weather charts -- extending from the Arabian Peninsula all the way into and across northern India.  A rather pronounced low pressure trough is evident in that flow this evening right over the middle of Afghanistan, which is expected to move eastward overnight and wind up virtually right on top of us by mid-day tomorrow (Thu).  Only very light precipitation is showing up on the computer model solutions, but in addition to increased cloudiness, we should be prepared for the risk of a few scattered rain showers in the area on Thursday.  Yet another weak disturbance will zip through on Sunday, and then one more on Tuesday, on this rapid west-to-east jetstream flow.  We could see some very light rainfall amounts on those days as well.

Otherwise expect a lot of back and forth between sunshine and clouds during the next week, with temperatures hard-pressed to rise much at all from where we are now.  In fact, we could even drop another degree or two as we move closer to Christmas.

Forecast specifics can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab, located at the top of the page.