Sun, Clouds, Dry, Right Through Thanksgiving Day!!
Next Shot at Rain May Not Come Until Black Friday!
There are some clouds around early today, as a fairly weak area of low pressure near the
Carolina Coast continues to generate some rain as far north as southern Maryland before it glides
out to sea... As we pointed out yesterday, the driving force behind our weather here over the next
few days will be a fairly strong ridge of high pressure -- which will become firmly established over
southeastern Canada during the upcoming weekend... A weak cold front moving through Quebec
early today will dissipate later this afternoon, and then the strong zone of high pressure will be
building across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast late today, tonight and tomorrow...
After many places have failed to get out of the 40s during the past couple of days, we'll be seeing
more locations reaching the 50-degree mark today -- and much of the Tri-State Area will wind up in
the lower 50s during the upcoming weekend... With the clockwise circulation surrounding that
zone of high pressure ushering in a light northeasterly wind tomorrow, the exact orientation of this
feature Sunday and Monday should ultimately determine how our sky cover will be...
The tendency for the core of the high pressure system to reach the Canadian Maritimes tomorrow
night and on Sunday will keep surface winds primarily out of the northeast, but it may develop
more of an easterly component Sunday night and especially on Monday... Therefore, as moisture
from the Atlantic pushes back into the Northeast, we could have a fairly extensive deck of stratus
clouds around here on Sunday night and Monday morning... It also isn't entirely out of the
question that some coastal communities may encounter a touch of drizzle... But, the thoughts we
expressed yesterday STILL DO APPLY in regards to the much talked-about ocean storm early next
week... All global models still indicate that it'll be far enough out at sea to not be a key player in
our sensible weather Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday... Temperatures should remain mostly in the
lower 50s, so despite the presence of this high pressure system for a prolonged period of time,
there isn't going to be any kind of significant 'warm-up' occurring...
Have a good weekend!!!!