Holiday Travel

November 20th, 2012 at 7:54 am by under Weather

The weather is looking good for travel over the next few days.  Today we have lots of clouds, but no rain is expected.  The weak area of low pressure that was offshore yesterday has moved even farther east this morning.  However, the weak area of high pressure to the west is not really building in today.  I am hoping the clouds break up a little this afternoon, but the models disagree about that.

Today’s Forecast Map

The wind won’t be as strong today as the tight pressure gradient has slackened.  Winds will run out of the north at 10-15mph with gusts up to 20mph.  That will be an improvement over yesterday’s gusts to 35mph near the shore.  Highs will be in the mid-upper 50s.

Tomorrow looks good for travel in the region.  Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Travel Forecast (Wednesday)

Winds shouldn’t be too strong tomorrow.  For Thanksgiving we’ll see mostly sunny skies.   The offshore low will get picked up by an upper level system (trough).  This will strengthen the low and push it back to the west a bit.  It won’t be close enough for rain, but the winds will start to pick up again along the coast.

Over the weekend a potent cold front will move through.  It will really pick up the winds going into Sunday, and it will drop the temperatures.  Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

The good thing about that is…the leaves that have been falling in my yard will get pushed back up against my house.  So that will basically be a free leaf blowing for the yard.  : )  Now if it could just blow out my gutters…..

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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