Good Tuesday to everyone.
Before I get started one housekeeping chore. Many of you have asked why the temperature is wrong or you don’t see new content on our site from time to time. Well, it’s there, but you have to make sure you have refreshed your browser. Let’s say you look at the temperature and forecast early this morning and then walked away from the computer until this afternoon. Unless you actually close out the browser or refresh it, you’ll be looking at old data. A simple refresh generally does the trick. We are looking at adding a plug in that will do that automatically that for you in the future.
High pressure over new England is in control of our weather today, but as shown in the map above it eventually weakens and allows a low pressure area to our southeast to get close enough to spread slight chances of isolated thundershowers into the forecast by Wednesday and Wed night. I talked about this weak disturbance yesterday. This is not a huge rain maker and is really nothing more than an annoyance. But these things have a way of spoiling a sunny sky as they are close enough to throw moisture and clouds in, but not strong enough to be a real system. Forecasters at NWS in Sterling say:
LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/…
THE MiAIN FACTOR IN THE EXTENDED IS THE LOW OVER THE OCEAN DUE E OF
SAVANNAH EARLY THIS MORNING. THAT LOW WILL MEANDER AROUND AND
WEAKEN…BUT WILL REMAIN BASICALLY THROUGH THE WEEK. WITH THE
COMBINATION OF ONSHORE WINDS AROUND THE LOW AND MOISTURE BANDS THAT
WILL BE THROWN OUTWARD FROM IT…THE CLOUD COVER FORECAST THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS WILL BE THE MAIN FORECAST UNCERTAINTY…AS WELL AS THE
ASSOC HIGH TEMP FORECASTS.
Today will be sunny with highs around 74 to 75 in the valley and around 68-70 on the mountains. We could see some high thin clouds spin up our way from that low to the SE later in the day. Tonight look for clouds to increase with a low of 50 in the valley and 48 on the mountains. By Wednesday the low gains more control of our weather and we become more cloudy than sunny. Showers are possible especially later in the day into Wed night. We’ll still be mild with temps in the low and mid 70’s below and about the same above.
By Thursday clouds linger but not looking for any real rain. Highs even warmer around 78-79 valley and around 70 on the mountains. I do think we’ll see about 50/50 sunshine Thursday. So a nice day still. Friday look for partly cloudy skies and temps in the 80’s.
Unfortunately for the weekend the thundershower chances return for both Sat and Sunday. It will be mild with temps in the 70’s. This will not be a total washout for the weekend and we will see some sunshine.
But remember, what my feelings are on any forecast beyond 24 hours, it’s really just an educated guess. Though the TV forecasters ( I was one of them) would like you to believe they can predict accurately out over 7 days, don’t believe it for a minute. It just “ain’t” so! This past weekend was a prime example.
Finally, today we’ll be in Lovingston this afternoon at Tiger Fuel Company putting up our newest NCL-Tiger Fuel Wunderground Weathernet Station. If we don’t encounter any major problems we’ll be up and reporting later today. Once we have it going and all is well, we’ll add it to the pull down menu on the upper left hand side of the screen. Tim Spicer and his crew will help us install. We appreciate Tiger letting us locate out station there at their place for our Lovingston location!
Everyone have a great Tuesday!