A Stormy End to the Work Week NC 4-18-13

Today will see continued moistly cloudy skies thanks to a stationary front to our north and high pressure to the east, which is pumping warm, moist air into the region.  There is a slight chance of showers today but nothing is really expected until the evening.

A cold front is moving across the country today and will cross the region tomorrow afternoon.  As I alluded to, showers develop possibly as early as this evening and will continue overnight.  As the front approaches tomorrow, thunderstorms are expected throughout the day and into Friday night.  It's not going to be a soaker, but in general tomorrow looks like a washout of a day.

High pressure moves in for the weekend and it is going to be chilly, by April standards at least.  Even with an abundance of sunshine, highs on Saturday and Sunday will be 10-15 degrees below normal.  Low temps at night will be approaching the freezing mark at the higher elevations.  Luckily, it looks the winds will keep frost from forming.

The first half of next week looks to see a wedge set up on the lee side of the Appalachians.  You gotta love the wedge!  Just kidding.  Moist air will ride up and over this wedge of cool air at the surface.  What does all of this mean?  Monday and Tuesday will be on the cool side with cloudy conditions, scattered light precip, and even some fog will be mixed in.  Yuck.

Another cold front looks to move through on Wednesday, bringing another round of showers into the forecast.

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