Issued: 7pm on Sunday, November 12th 2023
Technical Forecast Discussion
Short-Term (Sunday 11/12/23 through Tuesday 11/14/23):
Sunday night Athens will be located under surface high pressure and the right exit of the upper-level jet streak, allowing for clear skies due to the subsidence. Temperatures will drop just below freezing as LW energy is released due to clear skies. Monday the core of the upper-level jet streak will be just to the NE and will help propel a weak, dry cold front through the region. Due to the lack of moisture, no clouds or precipitation are expected with this front. Monday, westerly winds will pick up slightly with the passage of the front between 5-10 mph with gusts up to 15 mph. Dew points will remain in the low 30s throughout the day meaning the air will be dry. Due to upper-level ridging that will begin Monday night, high pressure is expected to continue through at least Thursday. Sunny skies and dry air will be anticipated with relatively calm winds during this period.
Long-Term (Wednesday 11/15/23 through Saturday 11/18/23):
The upper-level pattern will become more zonal Wednesday into Thursday with a small shortwave expected Wednesday afternoon, this will allow for cloud cover to increase slightly. Though conditions will remain very similar to those experienced earlier in the week. By Friday, an upper-level trough will move into the region calling for overcast skies. A cold front will pass Friday evening/night and has the potential to bring up to three-tenths of an inch of rain. Saturday afternoon temperatures will be capped to the upper 40s.