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Weather: April Angst

April Angst

By Gerard Roe and Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologists

Lots of small scale variation at midlevel in the atmosphere will bring a rather unsettled weather picture over the next few days. The high pressure ridge which gave us the fine sunny weather of the last few days will break down today as the flow becomes more zonal. Ahead of an approaching surface low pressure winds will turn southerly during the afternoon, nudging temperatures up over 60F.

The skies will gradually cloud up, however, beginning with high cirrus, then thickening during the night. The forecast models indicate that an intense area of rain may develop just off shore on Wednesday morning. Whether this transpires or not, showers or even an isolated thunderstorm are likely during Wednesday as the cold front passes through. In the outlook, another system following this one will keep the southerly winds in place, leaving temperatures up in the sixties for the most part. The kicker is that this second system is not going anywhere in a hurry, so the unsettled conditions will continue through the remainder of the week.

Today: Starting off sunny. High clouds building and winds changing to southerly during the afternoon. High 63F (17C).

Tonight: Clouds deepening. Chance of rain to the south and west toward morning. Low 45F (7C).

Wednesday: Cloudy. Scattered showers likely during the day. High 61F (16C). Low 46F (7C).

Thursday: Continued unsettled. Some breaks in the clouds likely. High around 65F (18C). Low in the mid to high 40s (8C).