Sunny afternoons will continue in the Southern United States while travel impacts from a major Northeast blizzard are felt around the country.
Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday starts off cooler and ends up warmer when compared to Monday. Sun will again headline the skies as thermometers make it close to 70°. Overnight, we'll maintain clear skies with a dip to near 40°.
Looking Ahead: Wednesday will mimic Tuesday in terms of weather-perhaps a few degrees cooler. We'll continue to be very fortunate (when compared to those in New England) to have no weather interruptions right through Thursday. In fact, Thursday Afternoon, many spots will again make it into the 70s. Then a cold front will cross the region sending us into a downward temperature turn as we await some rain on Sunday.
It is worth noting that while certainly no weather impacts are expected from the historic Northeastern U.S. blizzard, national travel is being affected with air carriers announcing thousands of cancellations. Of course, when Northeast hubs shut down, flights around the nation can be altered. It would be a good idea to frequently check the status of any flights you may have this week.
Forecast Discussion: Yet another very weak cold front will pass through the region on Tuesday Night with no real effect on skies. But, a wind shift will keep Wednesday highs a touch cooler than Tuesday. Then, as high pressure sets up to the northeast, a southerly component to winds along with sunshine will allow ample warming on Thursday with many areas eclipsing 70°. With the dominant high pressure in the west, northerly winds will drive a third cold front this week into the South on Thursday Night. This one, like its predecessors has little moisture to seize and won't produce rain. However, a more noticeable cool down is expected with thermometers easing back to below average (63°/42°) readings into the weekend. As this front stalls to our south and an upper-level disturbance digs into the Midwest by Sunday, clouds will increase with a wet second half of the weekend looking likely.
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