Good Friday Afternoon Discussion – 3:30 PM

The past few days have been picture perfect weather-wise as temperatures have warmed up into the upper 70s and low 80s with low humidity. However, a storm system will approach the area tonight and tomorrow, so an increase in high clouds is being noted along with an increase in low-level moisture. An intense shortwave to our west will lift northeastward away from our region, but should have enough energy to push a cold front into our area tomorrow morning. With the dynamics shifting north of the area, shower and thunderstorm coverage should not be especially high, but certainly a few passing showers or storms are possible tomorrow morning or early afternoon. Some sun should return tomorrow afternoon, and Easter Sunday looks mostly sunny with high’s around 80 as an upper ridge begins to take shape over the area.

This upper-level ridging will persist into the first part of next week, with mild afternoons and pleasant evenings. Another storm system will begin to approach the area Wednesday, but the aforementioned upper ridge may deflect most of the energy to our north once again. However, some scattered showers and storms are possible with this feature, especially during the peak heating hours of Wednesday.

The latter half of the week looks similar to this week in that sunshine will return in full force with temperatures around 80 during the afternoon. Enjoy this comfortable weather, and have a great evening!

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

Richard Scott
WVUA-Weather

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