A Dry Patch of Weather Just in Time for War

Black Friday was a long, soggy wait for some people. For those that lined up Thursday afternoon/evening, showers moved in and out for those midnight openings. For those who waiting a little later for the 5 or 6 a.m. openings, they dodged most of the showers. Temperatures, however, were at their coolest right before sunrise, with lows in the mid to upper 30’s.

Now that the weekend is here, most of us are wondering if the weather will cooperate for the Civil War.  Not only does it look like we’ll stay dry, the temps will be above average.  He’s how it breaks down.

After the Civil War on Saturday, we’ll see our next round of showers lining up for Sunday.  Models are really stretching out the trough, so I think we’ll only get a small piece coming through the area.  Showers will start to move in by early afternoon, with more widespread rain for Sunday evening.  A few showers may be left over for Monday morning, especially in the southern regions.

Thereafter, another dry patch is on tap.  A little unusual for this time of year.  Most of Monday and all of Tuesday look dry with breaks of sunshine and temps in the upper 40’s and low 50’s. The next storm will move in quickly on Wednesday, but will likely exit quickly as well.  Where the storm goes is still up for debate.  One model scenario is a southeasterly path, taking it out of here by Thursday.  High pressure would move in quickly behind.  The other scenario is a straight drop south, which would mean a longer period that the storm remains in the area. Right now, I’m leaning towards the first scenario. However, I will keep monitoring the models over the weekend to see if anything changes.

–Meteorologist, Megan Taylor

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