... High pressure starts to build in today with dry and cool weather occurring for several days.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 230 AM Friday...
Upper level trough associated with remnants of Hurricane Sally will move off to the east and allow a nice clearing of clouds along with a lot of the moisture with it by this afternoon. High pressure will slide in from the west and promote fair weather and northerly flow which will provide some support for cooler temperatures. Highs will reach right around 70 degrees for most areas today excluding the mountains who get to endure low to mid 60's. Overnight lows should drop down to low to mid 40's area-wide, excluding highest peaks where mid 30's is not out of the question. The low temperatures will allow potential for frost to form in spots for Randolph and Pocahontas counties late Friday night into early Saturday morning.
SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/... As of 304 AM Friday...
Quiet weather expected through the weekend and into early next week as a dry atmospheric column precludes any precip occurrence, and hardly any clouds. Unseasonably cool conditions will prevail each day and night as a surface high pressure axis extends across the CWA. Highs will struggle to get out of the 60s across the lowlands and remain in the 50s in the mountains. Overnight lows will be down right nippy each morning with Sunday and Monday mornings expected to be the coldest of the Short Term period. Frost potential appears to be better Saturday night and Sunday night (as compared to tonight) across the NE CWA as weaker wind fields and colder temps should allow for areas of frost to develop. Frost Advisories may be required at times over the weekend and into early next week.
Generally discounted the NBM temps and went significantly colder with overnight lows, given the expected dry airmass and strong radiational cooling..
LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 304 AM Friday...
Sfc high pressure continues to influence area weather well into next work week. However, by the second half of next week we start to get a weak SSW low level flow become reestablished as high pressure gradually shifts east. A gradual increase in cloud cover may occur by late in the week as moisture values start ticking up. At the same time, temperatures will also start modifying.