the latest...

Check archived posts (right column) and stats (above) for general information.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

dodging some showers... (pm.06.apr.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 54.5F (12.5C) -- updated @ 810pm
High temp: 65.6F (18.7C)
Rainfall: 0.01"  (less than 1mm)

Although the sun has been trying to peek through during the last half hour or so, we've had very gusty winds and occasional brief light rain showers this evening as well.  There was another spell of showers and even some thunder this morning right around 10:00am, otherwise we've seen mostly cloudy skies with only the most fleeting glimpses of sunshine today.  Temperatures were a few degrees cooler than expected, thanks to very little cooperation from the sun.  Compared to the streak of really nice weather we were enjoying not too long ago, it's been a bit on the dismal side.

The latest in a series of upper-level disturbances riding a rapid west-southwest flow aloft is now over northern Pakistan, and has kept our atmosphere quite unstable throughout the day.  Although there are signs of some improvement -- mainly a greater percentage of sunshine -- tomorrow into the weekend, our atmosphere is going to remain unstable enough to keep a chance of isolated to widely scattered showers and/or thundershowers in the forecast.  Chances will diminish a bit on between Friday and Sunday, but I think we could still easily see a flare-up of thundershowers along the mountain slopes during the afternoon hours.  Keep that in mind.

This time of year, the air mass will respond quickly to a few hours of sunshine, and that makes the temperature forecast difficult.  We'll rebound to at least the 70ºF (21ºC) mark with a good dose of sun, but if clouds and showers hang in, that won't be possible.  Let's hope the clouds give way for us during the next couple of days...

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK can be found on a tab at the top of this page, with all the forecast details.