Another fast-moving low will bring the chance for rain showers today. High pressure provides dry weather on Thursday. Dry and sunny conditions are likely over the weekend.
After a pleasant start to our Wednesday, another quick-hitting disturbance will cross the area this afternoon increasing our chances for a light shower locally. Expect a nice little push of warm air with this feature. Southwest winds will pick up to around 10 / 15 mph and a few gusts could be 25 mph. Temp[eratures look to remain warm enough here for rain. A few snowflakes are possible north of the Valley.
This little bump will quickly move through this afternoon and skies should clear out this evening and tonight. Sunshine will return to bring us another nice day on Thursday. Temperatures locally will stay in the 50° area today and tomorrow.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
Low pressure will track out of central Canada and over the Great Lakes on Friday bringing colder air and increasing precipitation chances to the Valley. As the low makes its way across the lakes and into New England it will set up a cold northerly wind Friday afternoon.
The best odds of seeing any snowflakes with this locally will be late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Even then, it won’t be enough snow to accumulate here before precipitation changes to rain.
At this time of the year, cold is a relative term. Temperatures will likely remain in the upper-30s to around 40°. But, the northerly wind will make it feel worse than 40°.
I will gladly suffer through a cold and blustery Friday in exchange for nice weather over the weekend. And this weekend is looking like one of the best so far this year. High pressure will rule our weather Saturday and Sunday providing us will sunshine, dry conditions, and warming temperatures.
While I would never say on March 4th that winter is toast, but confidence is very high that we’ve definitely seen that last of any really cold temperatures for quite a while. That being said, it is certainly possible that we see a couple of cold days during the next couple of weeks, but any real persistent cold is very unlikely.
The warmer-than-average temperatures trend we’ve experienced all winter is likely to continue for the better part of March.
That’s it for your Wednesday local weather update. As always, thank you for choosing TuscWeather for your local weather information.