Hattiesburg, Mississippi

After a quiet weekend, we are jumping back into the world of forecasting. Another big storm looms here in mid April, which is fine alongthe Gulf Coast, and might even be a little fun. Don’t ask about what it’s like up north.

At 753PM, CT, Hattiesburg was reporting a temperature of 72 degrees and overcast skies. Central Mississippi was seeing an active weather night, as a clearly evident vorticity maximum centered southeast of Brandon was drawing a band of thunderstorms along I-59, however the southern end was pulling northeast and away from town. The air in the southeast is juicy and unstable, but the trough parenting this hit of low pressure has little upper level support and a lot of forward momentum. Expect a quiet night in Hattiesburg.
And so it will be on Tuesday and Wednesday as upper level high pressure follows into Mississippi. Expect a brisk warm up on Wednesday as a beast of a system develops in the central Plains and taps into the Gulf of Mexico for moisture.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 77, Low 63
Wednesday – Partly cloudy, warmer and more humid, High 85, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – A shower or two around the area in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Thunder possible High 80, Low 61
Wednesday- A mainly sunny sky. High 86, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – A passing morning shower; otherwise, mostly cloudy High 79, Low 63
Wednesday – Plenty of sunshine; warmer High 86, Low 54

NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, High 81, Low 62
Wednesday – Sunny High 84, Low 56

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the morning High 78, Low 63
Wednesday – Sunny, high 85, Low 55

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 81, Low 62
Wednesday – Sunny, High 84, Low 56

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy until afternoon. High 80, Low 63
Wednesday – Clear throughout the day. High 86, Low 56

First, check out the radar, and the low pressure evident even on this map.

Now let’s check in with WJTV from Mississippi for the Pine Belt forecast.

Monroe, Michigan

It’s a rough time for basketball fans in Michigan. Michigan State lost tonight, while Michigan lost last weekend, and both to the same team, Texas Tech. Perhaps they will cope quickly. Does Monroe have the forecast for recuperation?

At 1253AM, ET, Monroe was reporting a temperature of 46 degrees with clear sites. Dew points were also at 46, and with haze filtering in around Ann Arbor, it seems as though the morning will be hazy in Monroe. Low pressure is developing in the Plains, with a warm front already arcing through northern Michigan. Warm, moist air was spilling into the eastern Great Lakes.
Low pressure will reach Michigan by this afternoon, with some rain and isolated thunderstorm activity joining it. The parent trough has been fairly shallow and is expected to move quickly across the northern US. The precipitation will ultimately punch through the region in the afternoon and evening and be out of the picture by Monday morning. It will be cooler to start the work week, but the responsible trough will be shallow enough that cold air won’t be overwhelming.
Tomorrow – Rain with a bit of thunder in the afternoon, High 63, Low 46
Monday – Clearing through mid morning, and warmer, High 68, Low 53

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. Thunder possible. High 58, Low 41
Monday – Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 67, Low 52

AW: Tomorrow – Increasing cloudiness, mild; spotty afternoon showers High 62, Low 45
Monday – Clouds giving way to some sun; warm High 69, Low 54

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, Hgh 65, Low 45
Monday – Mostly sunny, (Early rain) High 68, Low 5

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 64, Low 43
Monday – Mostly sunny, High 68, low 55

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with isolated storms, High 65, Low 44
Monday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 68, Low 50

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the evening. High 60, Low 40
Monday – Mostly cloudy until night. High 64, Low 51

Satellite has some clouds to the southwest. That’s the rain coming later today.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia

We’re taking our situation to the lee side of the Appalachians. It doesn’t seem like a heavily populated area, but there are many small cities from Winchester in the north to Charlottesville, Roanoke and Blacksburg with Harrisonburg in the middle.

At 935PM, ET, Harrisonburg was reporting a temperature of 37 degrees with clear skies. There was a brisk flow off the mountains, with some overcast over West Virginia, but it was chasing low pressure that had shifted off shore.
The area of low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes that was trailing the cold front was parented by a trough with a tail into the Great Lakes, however the jet had dug all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Low pressure will develop at the base of the trough and move up the Gulf Stream. It will remain well off shore, and high pressure will remain in place over Harrisonburg, but the reinvigorated flow will keep Harrisonburg dry and cool to start the week.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 51, Low 25
Tuesday – Increasing clouds, High 52, Low 25

TWC: Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds High 50, Low 26
Tuesday – Cloudy. High 50, Low 28

AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sun high 50, Low 27
Tuesday – Some sunshine giving way to clouds High 50, Low 26

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 48, Low 25
Tuesday – A slight chance of rain after 2pm. Partly sunny, High 51. Low 29

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 49, Low 30
Tuesday – Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy, High 48, Low 31

WN: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 48, Low 25
Tuesday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 51, Low 29

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon. High 52, Low 32
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 49, Low 32

The Weather Service and WeatherNation are leaning into the NAM today, but everyone else is a bit more optimistic. Satellite tonight shows off a pretty clear night in Virginia.

Worcester, Massachusetts

Wow! Another forecast! And every single part of this city name is really tough to spell!

AT 354PM, ET, Worcester was reporting a temperature of 42 with fair skies. there were a few stray clouds across New England, but high pressure over the region ensures that they won’t amount to much.
The ridge is angled north and south along he Appalachians, and will be easily moved by a cold font appended to a deep area of low pressure over Hudson Bay. The boundary will sweep in fairly early in the day on Friday, leaving a low overcast day marked by a bit of light rain throughout the day.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 48, Low 26
Friday – Overcast with rain at times, High 54, Low 36

TWC: Tomorrow – Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 51, Low 28
Friday Cloudy (early rain).,High 59, Low 39

AW: Tomorrow – Sunshine mixing with some clouds High 50, Low 27
Friday – Variable cloudiness High 56, Low 38

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 51, Low 28
Friday – A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, High 58, Low 39

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 49, Low 27
Friday – Mostly cloudy, High 7, Low 38

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 51, Low 29
Friday – Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, High 58, Low 39

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon. High 52, Low 30
Friday – Overcast throughout the day. High 56, Low 42

Look how empty this satellite is! Unfortunately, there will be a bit of overcast on the way. Whether or not that includes rain remains to be seen.

Modesto, California

Two forecasts in a day? I find that the only way this makes sense is to hit both sides of the country.

At 953PM, PT, Modesto was reporting a temperature of 61 degrees with overcast skies. There was a little bit of rain over San Francisco, and dew points were nosing into the low 50s. If there is any clearing tonight, low lying areas are likely to fog in.
A persistent area of low pressure over the Pacific is going to continue to generate a pipeline of moisture into northern California. Snow is expected in the mountains, with rain a persistent matter of fact for Modesto for the next two days. There really won’t be a change to the pattern, as this trough won’t progress, but rather dampen and fade away, making Thursday a bit less rainy.
Tomorrow – Rain, High 66, low 54
Thursday – Scattered showers, becoming less widespread, High 66, Low 48

TWC: Tomorrow – Rain showers in the morning with numerous thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 66, Low 55
Thursday – Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 64, Low 47

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy, spotty showers; cool High 67, Low 54
Thursday – A morning shower; otherwise, times of clouds and sun; cool High 65, Low 46

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High 67, Low 55
Thursday – A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Partly sunny High 65, Low 48

WB: Tomorrow – A chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning then rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 65, Low 55
Thursday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning then rain showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 63, Low 48

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 67, Low 55
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with light showers, High 67, Low 55

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the afternoon. High 64, Low 51
Thursday – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until night. High 64, Low 46

Everyone seems to be on the same page, or would be, if Weathebug hadn’t filled it all up. Radar is active in the North Bay!

Morgantown, West Virginia

Hi! Morgantown is the home of the University of West Virginia, but is actually way closer to Pittsburgh than any of the other population centers of West Virginia. Does that influence the weather in any way? Almost certainly not!

At 1253PM, Morgantown was reporting clear skies and a temperature of 39 degrees. Dry air was pushing into the area as a strong ridge of high pressure was settling into the Great Lakes. There was still a tumultuous pattern at the upper levels, but it was not reflected at the surface.
The machinations at the very top of the continent will ultimately bear watching for most of the northern part of the country. An area of low pressure developing in the Northwest Territories, headed into Nunavut will dangle a cold front into the Great Lakes through midweek, headed towards the Appalachians for the end of the week. It will be motivated by a surprisingly strident batch of cold air, though most of the local moisture will come from the Lakes. All this is to say the boundary, despite the cold air, will be slow moving and not terribly rainy. Morgantown should be in the clear until Friday.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 55, Low 25
Thursday – Increasing clouds, but warmer, High 67, low 41

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies. High 57, Low 26
Thursday – Mainly cloudy. High 64, Low 39

AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sun; milder High 58, Low 27
Thursday – Partly sunny; breezy, mild High 67, Low 38

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 56, low 27
Thursday – A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, High 66, Low 36

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 55, Low 27
Thursday – Partly cloudy, A slight chance of showers in the afternoon, high 64, Low 39

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 57, Low 27
Thursday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 66, Low 36

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon.High 59, Low 30
Thursday – Mostly cloudy starting in the morning. High 65, Low 41

Even if it does rain, that’s a pretty great forecast. Tranquil today.

Atlantic City, New Jersey

March Madness is fully underway, so Vegas is bustling this weekend! Lets take a look at Atlantic City, the Vegas of the East!

At 154pm EDT, the temperature at Atlantic City, NJ was 49 degrees under fair and breezy conditions. High pressure is sitting over the East Coast currently, making for very pleasant conditions in the Atlantic City area. High pressure will shift out over the Atlantic tomorrow but will continue to keep the area dry, though clouds will increase throughout the afternoon and evening hours. A quick-moving low pressure system will shift out of the Ohio Valley overnight Sunday into Monday, bringing rain to the area by midday Monday. It’s a quick-hitter though, and will clear out by Monday evening, ushering in colder air behind it. It’ll be dry for the rest of the week as high pressure builds back in.

Sunday: Some afternoon clouds. High 57, Low 29.
Monday: Overcast, some shower activity. High 48, Low 35.

TWC: Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 56, Low 32.
Monday: Cloudy, chances of rain. High 49, Low 43.

AW :Sunday: Times of clouds and sun. High 55, Low 35.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, a little rain. High 52, Low 45.

NWS: Sunday: High 55, Low 32.
Monday: Rain likely. High 47, Low 41.

WB: Sunday: Sunny. High 53, Low 33.
Monday: Rain expected. High 49, Low 44.

WN: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 55, Low 32.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with light rain likely. High 47, Low 42.

FIO: Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy starting in afternoon. High 53, Low 36.
Monday: Overcast throughout the day. High 51, Low 41.

It’s a picture perfect day today! Tomorrow will be more of the same before a system finally makes it way into the area on Monday.

Lafayette, Indiana

Yes, it’s tournament time, so there is no better time than to salute my alma mater, Purdue University. They’re a 3 seed in the Big Dance, and nearly everyone will be indoors watching basketball in their home city of West Lafayette, Indiana, but we can give them a forecast anyways, I guess.

At 254PM, ET, Lafayette was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 47 degrees and brisk north winds that belied the high pressure stably in place over the region. Satellite gave a clue to the blustery conditions, as Indiana was clearly in the wash of a strong system moving through the Eastern Seaboard this afternoon.
High pressure will remain in place across the Great Lakes tonight and through the day tomorrow, but the pattern aloft is moderately active, particularly in the Plains. A weak low will be bolstered by a sharp trough with weak flow through it in the Plains will start to approach the Hoosier State. Rain won’t reach Lafayette by the time the weekend ends, however some clouds will likely start to build.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 52, Low 25
Sunday – Increasing clouds late, other wise warmer, High 54, Low 37

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly clear. High 51, Low 23
Sunday – Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High 51, Low 37

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny; chilly High 50, Low 24
Sunday – On-and-off rain and drizzle High 60, Low 35

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 53, Low 28
Sunday – Rain, mainly after 1pm. High 54, Low 40

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 49, Low 26
Sunday – Rain, High 50, Low 37

WN: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 53, Low 25
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with light rain, High 54, Low 40

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 54, Low 24
Sunday – Rain in the morning and evening. High 56, Low 40

Well, I’m not sure why everyone else has rain getting there so early. Please stay with us as we see just how wrong I can be! Here is satellite, showing that “wash” over Lafayette that I was talking about,

Brunswick, Georgia

As much of the nations’ focus will be on brackets tomorrow, let’s look at what’s happening down south in Brunswick!

At 1153pm EDT, the temperature at Brunswick, GA’s McKinnon Airport (SSI) is 52 degrees with a few clouds. An area of low pressure along the SC coastline is lifting northward, and expected to bring plenty of rain to the Mid-Atlantic region over the next day or so. Behind it, high pressure is extending its way from the Northern Plains down to the Gulf Coast and will expand eastward over the next couple of days. This means plenty of sunny skies and warm temps for the Georgia coastline! A beautiful couple of days are in store to… stay inside and watch over 2 dozen basketball games.

Thursday: Sunny. High 71, Low 46.
Friday: Continued clear and sunny. High 70, Low 49.

TWC: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 73, Low 44.
Friday: Sunny. High 72, Low 47.

AW: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 72, Low 45.
Friday: Plenty of sunshine. High 71, Low 48.

NWS: Thursday: Sunny. High 70, Low 45.
Friday: Sunny. High 69, Low 48.

WB: Thursday: Sunny. High 71, Low 46.
Friday: Sunny. High 71, Low 49.

WN: Thursday: Sunny. High 70, Low 48.
Friday: Sunny. High 69, Low 47.

FIO: Thursday: Partly cloudy in the evening. High 71, Low 42.
Friday: Clear throughout the day. High 72, Low 48.

The Brunswick area is clear tonight, while an area of low pressure near Myrtle Beach will swirl northward over the Carolinas tomorrow.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you fellow readers! I hope you all enjoyed a fun day of festivities… or just staying in watching the NCAA Selection Show. Either way sounds good to me! As we head into the start of the new workweek, let’s see how the weather pans out for our final week of official Winter! Spring is almost here everybody!!

At 753pm CDT, the temperature at Oshkosh, WI was 33 degrees under fair skies. High pressure is found throughout the Plains and Upper Midwest this evening, though a weak mid-level disturbance is shifting through the area. This won’t really affect the Oshkosh area much, other than blot out the moon tonight. High pressure controls the area through Monday into Tuesday, keeping conditions dry and quiet. An area of low pressure looks to pass off to the south of the region on Tuesday evening, and the region kinda sits between systems as an area of low pressure pushes through Ontario late Tuesday into early Wednesday as well. That just means Oshkosh will stay mostly cloudy over the next couple of days, but dry!

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 42, Low 24.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 44, Low 25.

TWC: Monday: Partly cloudy. High 40, Low 19.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 44, Low 25.

AW: Monday: Clouds and breaks of sun. High 41, Low 22.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 44, Low 25.

NWS: Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 38, Low 23.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 43, Low 23.

WB: Monday: Partly sunny. High 39, Low 23.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 42, Low 27.

WN: Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 38, Low 23.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 43, Low 23.

FIO: Monday: Partly cloudy starting in the morning. High 39, Low 22.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy until afternoon. High 42, Low 27.

A weak disturbance is sliding through MN/WI currently, but it’s not bringing anything in the way of precip, just some low to mid-level clouds.