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Forecast: mild weather continues


Weather analysis as of 1PM Wednesday                              (Courtesy UCAR)

Analysis....
Strong low off the Mid Atlantic coast will eject northeast allowing high pressure to build into the central part of the CONUS.  This will control our weather pattern for several days, with the next chance for precipitation not expected until Sunday.  Until then, temperatures will be closer to, but still below normal for early March, through the remainder of the week.

Forecast In Detail....
Thursday:  Gradually decreasing clouds.  Morning low in the mid 20s.  Afternoon high in the upper 30s to around 40.  Light northeast winds.
Friday:  Mostly sunny.  Morning low in the mid 20s.  Afternoon high in the low 40s.  Light north winds becoming northeast 5-10 MPH.
Saturday:  Mostly sunny, increasing clouds late.  Morning low in the upper 20s.  Afternoon high in the mid 40s.  Winds becoming southeast 5-15 MPH.
Sunday:  Becoming cloudy.  Light rain/snow mix possible in the morning, changing to light rain in the afternoon.  Morning lows in the low 30s.  Afternoon high in the mid 40s.  South winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation 40%.
Monday:  Mostly cloudy.  Light rain likely in the morning.  Morning low in the low to mid 30s, afternoon high in the upper 40s to around 50.  Southwest winds decreasing to 5-10 MPH.
Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy.  Periods of rain in the morning changing to snow in the evening.  Morning low in the low 30s.  Afternoon high in the low 40s.  Northeast winds 5-15 MPH.  Chance of precipitation 40%.

A look at the long range....
The overall pattern isn't shifting very much in the 7-14 day time frame.  Normal highs for this period are in the mid 50s and we'll rarely if at all reach those numbers.  Precipitation also looks to be below normal.  A very gradual transition into spring should begin next week.

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