A quickie post today...
Our weather has been fairly quiet since the rash of severe weather experienced last Saturday. The drier times have led to higher pollen counts, and we've also experienced a see-saw of temperatures. Going into the coming holiday weekend, our weather will turn a tad unsettled while staying free of widespread severe weather.
An area of low pressure currently in the Rocky Mountains will continue to strengthen today and press eastward across the country. Rain showers along a warm front will dominate tomorrow afternoon, and areas north of Charlottesville could see over half an inch of rain by evening. Pop-up, isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible Saturday and Easter Sunday as a warm, unstable air mass sits over the eastern United States. While there' s no need to cancel any outdoor egg hunts, just keep an eye to the sky if you plan to be outdoors. I mentioned the temperature see-saw earlier; we'll bottom out with highs in the lower 50s tomorrow, the be back to near 80 degrees for Sunday and the first half of next week.
The bottom line of our weather is that Friday will be wet, Saturday and Sunday may be a tad stormy, but overall it will be very Spring-like. As we know this time of year, anything can happen. These changeable conditions are nothing unexpected. Unfortunately, the high pollen counts are not unexpected, either. They'll continue for the next several weeks as trees and flowers continue to bloom. Keep those tissues handy!
3, 2, 1, fade out...
Chief Meteorologist Travis Koshko
(This blog entry typed while listening to "Jesus Just left Chicago" by ZZ Top.)