THE WEEKEND LOOKS NICE IF YOU DON’T MIND THE BREEZY CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY… SUNDAY SHOULD BE A BIT WARMER AND LESS WINDY… SHOWERS ARE A POSSIBILITY ON MONDAY

Forecasters predicted rain two separate times during this past week and most of us missed out both times. I received no measureable rainfall during this past week. The latest storm system is  now over New England and this is quite a strong low pressure area. The pressure gradient around this system caused our windy conditions that began on Friday and should last most of today (Saturday). The Northeast saw quite a bit of rain from this system. As this low slowly moves away, high pressure is expected to build over the Southeastern States over the weekend. Saturday will be a breezy day with temperatures rising to the upper 60’s.  Due to the low humidity levels and the breezy conditions, the fire danger will be elevated today so please be mindful of that. On Sunday, things should calm down a bit. Another low pressure area will be moving well to our west through the Ohio Valley on Monday which may bring us some showers or even a thunderstorm as the fronts associated with this system approach the Mid-Atlantic region. Will we miss out on the rain again as we did with the last two systems? I’ll try to answer that question in my Sunday morning post. Much cooler weather will follow that system and temperatuers may drop into the 30’s on Tuesday night. March was a very wet month in my neighborhood. Approximately 7.50 inches fell in my backyard during March! After a very dry winter, that was very beneficial. In 2008, we saw a pattern that featured normal or above normal rainfall one month only to be followed by a very dry month. It will be interesting to see whether we can keep up the wet weather pattern. I’m hoping we could make up the deficit of about 3 inches for the year. April is not usually a wet month for our part of the world despite the song about the April showers bringing May flowers.

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