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Tolerating some passing showers on a decent weather weekend

The most likely time for rain begins Saturday afternoon, but both weekend days have some good outdoor weather in them.

If one thing can be said about the last several days, it's that the temperatures have been just about as good as they can be. Even with a week of 90-95° weather we still finished the month with 'normal' temperatures (the average value in any hour for the month: 75°, awesome).

Next up is a weak front dropping in from the north.

HPC - Surface Map - Saturday Afternoon

As far as fronts go, this one is rather weak-to-average. Sandwiched in between two areas of high pressure it remains to be seen how well it will even be able to push through the Appalachians before getting washed out. The farther north you are, the earlier in the day the rain arrives, but over-all it's not a big event.

The southern counties have less of a threat for decent rain because of the falling-apart nature of the approaching front. Once we get to Sunday there should be enough cracks in the armor to bring back sunshine for most of the day.

GFS Model - Sunday Afternoon

The GFS model is indicating a good surge of dry air coming in at 700mb, giving us some brighter skies and pushing the warmer temperatures farther south.

What develops in the future will be a continuation of the heat ridge out to our west, bringing more record warmth to Alaska and Canada. Here's a model output for two weeks from now.

It looks like we'll continue the narrative about temperatures in Fairbanks beating those in Charleston. I'd rather be us :-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking
Accuweather Radar
Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking
Accuweather Radar
 
Activity Overview
Storm Outlook
Watches
 
 
Activity Overview
Storm Outlook
Watches
 
 
Potential Watches
Storm Reports
 
 
Potential Watches
Storm Reports
 
 
Temperatures
HD Doppler Radar
Estimated Rainfall
Active Warnings
 
 
Temperatures
HD Doppler Radar
Estimated Rainfall
Active Warnings
 
 
7-Day Forecast
 
 
7-Day Forecast
 

Have a great day everyone!

-B

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