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Issued: 8pm on Sunday, April 30th 2023

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short Term (Sunday 4/30/2023 through Thursday 5/4/2023)

A maturing low pressure center is the cause for a rather dreary end to the weekend and start to our work week. As it continues to age, it’ll continuously swirl around our region and up to our North slightly, so while we have already been struck by the cold frontal passage, this low pressure center will carry polar air South, pulling our daytime highs down with it. We won’t climb very high as we are expected to only hit highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s to start the week, and we will warm slowly as the low lifts. We will also see plenty of wrap-around rain with this persistent low, and the chance for precipitation will start tonight and and last through Tuesday evening, when the low is expected to lift and carry out of the area. As a result, we will also have a strong westerly wind with this tightened pressure gradient, so expect quite the breeze over the next few days. High pressure will then nestle its way in, and we should see sunny skies with upper level ridging as soon as Wednesday. Expect warming with daytime heating as we approach our weekend.

Long Term (Thursday 5/4/2023 through Sunday 5/7/2023)

The upcoming weekend looks to be rather pleasant with surface high pressure and associated upper level ridging. This means that even though we will welcome the sun throughout the day, the lack of clouds overnight will allow that heat to escape, making for very cool overnight temperatures and overall large discrepancies between our daytime highs and nighttime lows. But with dominant high pressure, soak in the sun this weekend!