Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Warm and Breezy Here Today; Much Cooler to the North

While we enjoy partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s this afternoon, our neighbors to the north aren't enjoying their weather quite as much...

Above is the scene around Washington, DC. That image was taken around midday Wednesday from a National Park Service webcam. Our nation's capital has reported snow showers at times today with temperatures in the 30s. Farther to the north, temperatures are in the 20s all day in New York City. I think I'll take the 60s here in North Carolina over highs in the 20s or 30s anyday!

While our weather is comfortable here this afternoon, we are still closely monitoring the weather conditions due to an increased fire danger. Low humidities and gusty southwest winds would allow any fire that starts to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning should be avoided today.

Looking ahead to the end of the week, some of that cooler air that is to our north will slip our way for Thursday and Friday. Thankfully, we won't see highs in the 20s and 30s, but we will notice cooler conditions. Highs in the 50s are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. We should return to the 60s over the weekend.

No comments: