|SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
PARTLY SUNNY, MILD WEATHER TO PREVAIL FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND WITH INCREASING CLOUDS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY
Partly cloudy and mild today. High temperatures will be in upper-70's. Look for southeast winds at 5-10 mph. It will be partly cloudy and cool tonight. Low temperatures will be in the low-60's. Expect southeast winds at 5-10 mph. Sunday should bring partly cloudy skies and mild conditions with a 20% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms Sunday night. High temperatures will be in the upper-70's. Expect southeast winds at 5-10 mph. It will be partly cloudy and mild on Monday with a 20% chance of showers or thunderstorms. Winds will be from the southeast at 5-10 mph. High temperatures will be in the upper-70's.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:
Mild temperatures and partly sunny skies should continue through tomorrow as southeast winds prevail. High pressure, currently over Arkansas, will slowly shift east along while a weak high pressure ridge moves into Texas.
At the surface, high pressure is ridging south from north of the Great Lakes all the way to Arkansas. High pressure also prevails over the Four Corners region. To our east, a low pressure center is moving into the Big Bend of Florida with a extending from the low southward over the extreme eastern Gulf of Mexico. In the West, a mostly stationary front extends east from near Lake Tahoe to North Dakota. Further west, a cold front is approaching the Pacific Northwest. At the upper-levels a slightly more amplified pattern has reappeared with exists with a low pressure trough over the Mid-South, a high pressure ridge over the Plains and another low pressure trough developing over Southern California and Nevada.
Near ideal weather will prevail for the Easter Weekend, with partly sunny skies and mild conditions. Clouds will increase some late Sunday into Monday with a slight chance of rain appearing as an upper-level disturbance moves east. Rain is most likely to remain to our north, however, with mostly dry conditions in the picture for the next week or so.
The Tropical Atlantic Basin is quiet and tropical cyclone development not expected over the next 48-hours.