Issued: 8pm on Sunday, March 26th 2023
Technical Forecast Discussion
Short Term (Sunday 3/26/2023 through Thursday 3/30/2023)
On Monday, a shortwave trough carries through from the west, bringing mostly cloudy conditions with the chance for rain for areas. While here in Athens, we are expected to get little to no rain, surrounding areas could get rain up to 0.1 inches. Once this system passes, we see breezes coming from the west anywhere from 5 to 10 mph. We do see an associated cooling trend with this passage and cold air advection upstream of the trough, but as we dive deeper into the Spring season, our average temperatures will start climbing as well. Overnight lows climb into the low-30s, warranting that heavier jacket, but daytime highs are still looking to be in the mid to upper 50s before we start see a dominantly warming trend with zonal ridging at the surface after the early week shortwave passes. Our short-term forecast looks to be pretty consistent once we get through Monday’s shortwave, and we see that sun by Wednesday and well into Thursday.
Long Term (Thursday 3/30/2023 through Sunday 4/2/2023)
Temperatures for the late week are still climbing with dominant high pressure and clear skies. Come Friday, however, we see a low pressure developing and passing directly to our north, bringing the chance for rain showers on Friday. Winds are expected to kick up to be pretty gusty with its passage. Exact timing of this system will refine as we approach the weekend, but expect Friday to be a rainy one. The chance for showers lingers into Saturday with that slow-moving frontal passage, but by Sunday, that sun will start shining again.