Posted: Jan 10, 2014 5:46 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
It's certainly warmer, but we're now finding clouds, patchy fog and a bit of stickiness in the air. Southerly winds ahead of a cold front can be thanked for the change in our local pattern. Fog will be dense in some areas, especially this morning. Above that, we'll see gradually thickening clouds and the development of some rain showers from west to east during the afternoon. There appears to be enough strength in the upper level winds to even fuel a spotty thunderstorm-- especially in our northwestern areas. Like we've seen on so many recent weekends, an upper level trough will swing through the region, and bring periods of rain tonight into early Saturday. Then, a cold front will squirm through the local area and fair weather will return.
There is NOT a significant push of cold air behind Saturday Morning's expected cold front passage. Expect a shift in wind direction and a little less humidity, but thermometers will remain milder than average. Sunshine should even break out by the afternoon. So all in all, this will be a mainly dry and quiet weekend. Also, high pressure figures to keep the pattern quiet through Sunday. Look for weekend highs to run in the middle and upper 60s.