High pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern. A push of cool, dry air is on the way and will arrive today with a shot of dry air. The cool air is a good ways behind the edge of the air mass so, it will take a day to make its presence known. Meanwhile, spring is here with the dogwood, mountain laurels blooming and plenty of trees budding out new leaves. Our western counties are under a Red Flag Fire Warning due to the extreamly dry air that will work in behind the front with north winds at 20+ mph.
It's a mostly clear start this morning and we'll stay nice and clear for the entire day. High pressure will begin to slide over to the east and bring south winds back to the region. We’ll see a few clouds return before mid-day with lunchtime temperatures near the 80 degree mark. South winds bring gulf moisture back into the region. Temperatures will likely reach the 90 degree mark for the area and warmer further south. Friday evening will be pleasant and have a quick drop off in the dry air. Look for mid-evening temperatures in the mid-70s.
Long term – Friday morning the next push of cool air will set up to the north and push through the area during the day. Temperatures will back down a bit into the low 80s. The atmosphere will be too dry for any rain to develop. The weekend will be pleasant but cooler as High pressure centered over the Rockies sends cool continental air into the region. Temperatures will drop to near normal for Saturday and begin to warm on Sunday. Depending on the amount of moisture return, we could see a few showers break out as the warm tropical air rides up and over the cool air at the surface. Another cold front will set up to the west on Tuesday and move into the region by Wednesday. This will keep rain chances in the picture into the middle of the week.
Today's Record Temperatures