March 16, 2019 Forecast

Good Saturday morning! Temperatures are currently (7:30 AM) in the upper 20s across the region. We have an area of high pressure located to our west which will keep surface winds out of the north.

HRRR Model Surface Analysis - Valid 3 PM - Pivotalweather.com
HRRR Model Surface Analysis – Valid 3 PM – Pivotalweather.com

As a result of this northerly surface wind, we’ll likely only top out in the low 50s this afternoon. However, it will be a beautiful day with sunny skies across the region.

HRRR Model Forecast Temperatures - Valid 3 PM - Pivotalweather.com
HRRR Model Forecast Temperatures – Valid 3 PM – Pivotalweather.com

Temperatures will drop to a low around 35° overnight as winds will turn out of the south thanks to an approaching clipper system to the north of the region.

Sunday

A weak area of low pressure will move from west to east north of the region on Sunday. This will place our region in southerly surface flow. Fortunately, the system is quite weak so no rain is expected at this time. However, temperatures should warm into the mid to upper 50s thanks to a brief period of southerly surface winds during the morning hours.

NAM Model Surface Analysis - Valid Sunday 7 AM - Pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Surface Analysis – Valid Sunday 7 AM – Pivotalweather.com

The aforementioned area of low pressure will swing a cold front through the region during the afternoon hours, leading to clear skies overnight and lows dropping in the low 30s.

Looking Ahead

Fortunately, it looks like we’ll see an extended period of calm weather over the coming days. Our next shot of precipitation looks to come with a clipper system on Wednesday. I’ll have more details on that in the days to come.

GFS Model Forecast Upper Level Flow - Valid Wednesday AM - Pivotalweather.com
GFS Model Forecast Upper Level Flow – Valid Wednesday AM – Pivotalweather.com

Enjoy the weekend!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins