Tuesday's weather update from WTOC meterologist John Wetherbee

May 7, 2013 

It looked like it wanted to pour again this afternoon, but never got it together. Now skies will be clearing and a lovely dry and warm period is in our forecast for the rest of the work week. The next storm chance will be on Mother's Day. The upper-level low is finally passing Georgia, raining heavily on the Carolinas and Virginia. Morning analysis suggested the temperatures at 1800 feet under this low were 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- that's cold for May. A shortwave of energy on the southern periphery of the low has already motored through -- causing the appearance of those ugly clouds -- and winds continue to veer in a warmer direction. So the cold core low exits, and we get a chance to warm up. While upper-levels may be cold and wet, at the surface we were drier. That will allow us to get back to normal more quickly. High pressure slides into the Southeast with lighter winds, lower humidities and ample sunshine. The weeds will love it! A new Pacific cold front marches into the eastern half of the country by the weekend, bringing rain to us as early as Saturday night, more likely for Sunday. Then more dry air for next week. Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM

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