Jim’s Forecast: Warm and windy today; Cool and breezy tomorrow
A strong cold front will move through Wednesday afternoon with no rain
Wednesday: Sunny start with a few clouds in the afternoon. Highs near 79°. Winds out of the southwest at 7 to 12 in the morning increasing to 15 to 25 by mid afternoon with gusts to 35 mph. Rain chance: 20%.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and turning colder. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph slowly diminishing toward sunrise.
A cold front will move through the area Wednesday afternoon with little to no rain. Ahead of the front southwest winds will lift temperatures to the upper 70s under mostly sunny to partly sunny skies. As the front passes, a brief shower is possible, but most will stay dry. The rain chance is only 20%, primarily over northern counties. Winds shift to westerly then northwesterly late in the day and speeds pick to to 15 to 20 mph with gusts over 25 at times. Skies will be clear Wednesday night as temperatures tumble to the upper 30s by sunrise Thursday.
Earth Day & Friday
High pressure will dominate the Southeastern U.S. after Wednesday’s front moves offshore, leaving us with plenty of sunshine and dry weather. Temperatures will drop to the low 60s for highs Thursday and bottom out near record level mid 30s by Friday morning. Some inland frost is likely around sunrise Friday.
The chill won’t stick around long as highs are expected to rebound back to near 70 degrees by Friday afternoon. The weekend will start on a wet note with rain moving in midday Saturday and persisting into the overnight. Highs will be in the low 70s Saturday and Sunday. Sunday will see skies becoming mostly sunny with a northwest winds around 15 mph. The Lyrid Meteor shower will peak during pre dawn hours both Thursday and Friday.