SUNDAY UPDATE:  Extended Stretch of Rain-Free Days

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Call it “the luck of the Irish”.  How about nearly a week with little or no chance of rain or storms?  Sound good?  I’m ecstatic.  We’ve had a very busy March, with multiple severe weather episodes, and at least 24 tornadoes.  We are DUE for this long stretch of nice, quiet days.  Spring Breakers have hit the jackpot! Daytime temperatures will be a little below normal, and nights will be rather chilly for the next few days.  (Normal high 70, normal low 45)  We may even see some 30’s on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, but not a freeze.  Next best chance of a few showers looks like next Sunday afternoon (March 24th).

TODAY:   A “plume” of high level moisture, which has been responsible for the high clouds last few days, will shift southeastward.  Cloudiness will decrease.  So, I’ll say…becoming mostly sunny.  High in the middle 60’s  Mostly clear, chilly tonight.  Overnight low near 40.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Look for highs in the 60’s Monday through Wednesday.  Looks like we may be in the upper 30’s on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, but I am not expecting a freeze.  We should be 70 or above by Thursday and Friday.  A minor disturbance teases the state Thursday, but for now, I’m keeping showers out of the forecast.  Spring officially Begins on Wednesday at 4:58PM…the Vernal Equinox.

Here’s a peek at the lows on Tuesday morning at Dawn.  Wednesday AM will be similar.

DOWN AT THE BEACH:  Milky sunshine today, filtered through some high clouds.  A little breezy.  North wind 5 to 15.  High in the 60’s.  Rip current listed as HIGH.   Water temperature 68.

LOOKING  AHEAD:  Highs will return to the 70’s by Friday and over next weekend.  Much of next weekend looks dry, for here and the the Beaches, but at least one model, the Euro, brings the threat of showers in by Sunday afternoon/Sunday evening.  The GFS holds the rain threat off till Monday.   The map below is next Sunday, March 24th.

POLLEN FORECAST:  Sorry to tell you, but we are NOT done with the pollen.  It will be in the high to very high range for a few days.

I’ll have a complete video update Monday morning.  I’ll go into more detail about the next several days. We’ll see how long this nice stretch may last.   Have a great St. Patrick’s Day. For those of you on Spring Break…enjoy.

Rich