Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009 Forecast

A strong pressure gradient exists this morning as we have high pressure trying to move in and low pressure departing. This quick pressure change will mean very strong winds for us today through the afternoon hours. Satellite shows a dry slot over Tennessee and this might make it into our region this afternoon to bring us partly sunny skies. The front that is progged to move through this morning is falling apart as it is forced up the mountains to our only expect light showers with this event. We are sitting at 48.2°F right now in Snowville, exactly as predicted yesterday. However, with cold air advection from the northwest, I don't foresee us rising above 50° as it is only going to get cooler as the day progresses. Winds will be very breezy at times this afternoon and overnight, with advisories possibly needed for the overnight and early tomorrow morning. But for today...mostly cloudy skies to start, with some breaks of sun this afternoon/evening. Temperatures will range from the low to mid-40s with strong NW winds. I expect the NRV to stay around 45° today. There is the possibility of temperatures falling below 32° tonight.

Moisture moves out for Tuesday, but cold air will still be locked in place. With winds gusting to over 30mph tomorrow and CAA taking place, don't foresee temperatures rising out of the mid to upper 30s the forecast high for the NRV is around 38°. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, with very minimal chances of seeing any snowflakes, unless you head into the mountains of WV. The main focus will be the cold air and gusty winds. Those with outdoor plants or crops should be prepared for freezing conditions on Tuesday night with some of the coldest air of the spring season so far this year.

For Wednesday, we should see mostly sunny skies with no precip forecast over the area. Winds will decrease through the day and a more westerly flow will set up, which should start bringing us back to around normal for the latter half of the week. Right now, expecting temperatures to reach the mid to 50s on Wednesday.

Little River at Snowville is at 1.52' this morning at 6:30AM.

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