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8 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, May 05 2016 May 5, 2016 May 05, 2016 5:39 AM May 05, 2016 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

With a weak reinforcing cold front passing the region, another sunny and comfortable afternoon will be followed by a cool night. Pleasant weather will carry through the weekend.


Today and Tonight: Thursday Afternoon will offer abundant sunshine with high temperatures topping out in the upper 70s. With continued northerly breezes, we could call it an almost chilly night with lows pegged for the low 50s.

Up Next: Friday will bring more sunshine with a high temperature in the upper 70s. Outdoor plans for the upcoming weekend are in great shape. For Saturday and Sunday, expect low temperatures in the mid to upper 50s with afternoon highs making it to the low 80s. Sunshine will be plentiful, with only a few clouds possible on Sunday. The next chance for any showers will hold off until Tuesday.  

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Forecast Discussion:  While an upper trough takes hold in the Southeastern United States, we’ve still got a weak reinforcing front crossing the region. This boundary will simply maintain status quo with light northerly winds, dew points in the 50s and temperatures running 5-10 degrees below average. The greatest departure from average will occur with Friday Morning lows, in the low 50s, as light winds and clear skies set up a pretty good night for radiational cooling. A weak mid-level ridge will traverse the area over the weekend allowing highs to return to more typical readings in the low 80s. By Sunday, the surface high will translate eastward to Florida and return flow will begin. With this, a few clouds may be able to bubble. On Monday, the feel will be more akin to May with some humidity back. The next shortwave will slide north of the region during the middle of next week perhaps bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms through the local area as early as Tuesday. 


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