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Warming up a little more today, but holding onto sunshine too

High pressure is moving to the east, but we'll get another day of sunlight out of it. Clouds approach on Friday, but the situation is not serious.

Greetings on this Thursday morning.

The cyclical weather pattern of the past few days continues around town: Early morning fog, afternoon sunshine, and a little warmer than the day before. High pressure is leaving, but it still holds some influence locally:

HPC - Surface Map - Thursday PM

Southwesterly winds are still in play today, but the only thing you'll notice will be the temperatures getting back into the middle 80s, finally back "above normal". The weather map also features some showers sandwiched in between two high pressure air masses, but in truth the results locally will not look as significant as you're seeing on the map in the Mississippi valley:

NAM - Friday Evening NAM - Overnight Fri/Sat
NAM - Saturday Morning

There will be a lot of folks heading out to the high school football games, and this meager rain will not be a threat. Many folks out there won't even see rain, and certainly the players themselves shouldn't be worried about changing field conditions. By Saturday morning clouds will even break, putting an excellent Chilifest kind of day front and center (I'll be down at Chilifest too-- hope to see you there!). Cooler weather will be dropping in behind the front (if we can call it a 'front') -- destined to get you back into that fall feeling.

GFS - Max Temps - Thursday GFS - Max Temps - Friday GFS - Max Temps - Saturday

Football and Chilifest weather indeed. Perhaps we'll set a record for the biggest "tailgate" before the Battle for the Bell with everyone going to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House at Chilifest before the Marshall game a little later on.

Now, it might not be all peaches and ice cream straight through this weekend. There are some sneaky showers we're watching to our south. They have been showing up more consistently in the computer models lately, though now holding off until early Monday instead:

GFS - Monday AM

It'd be nice to keep the rain out of the weekend for a change, though we still need to keep an eye on things for this go-around :-)

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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