Sunday, April 06, 2008

Another Cool Air Wedge Setup for Monday

This week's forecast may be a challenge again for the start of the week as another cool air wedge sets up in the wake of a cold front which brought 1-3+" of rain to eastern North Carolina over the past 3 days.

Forecast models have a difficult time computing temperature and precipitation forecasts ( as saw last week!) so we may have updates from day to day on our warmup trend this week.

As it stands, the wedge of cooler air seems to be in place for the start of the work week, but the parent high pressure may shift eastward by wednesday. If this happens, we'll see winds shift from a northerly to southerly which would warm us up quickly! We'll start our week in the 50s and once the wedge erodes expect a quick trip to the 70s.

As far as precipitation, expect rather dry conditions (except for some drizzle and fog today and tonight!) until Friday into Saturday when showers could again bring some welcome rain.

Have a great week!

Pati Darak,

Meteorologist, News 14 Carolina

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