BLOG: From Wet to Windy

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It wasn’t the best start to the weekend – we were tracking showers for most of Saturday, but hey, the freshly aerated/seeded lawns and fall mums needed a drink of water.  No rain in the forecast today, but we will be tracking some serious wind.
A cold front dropped into the region overnight.  Behind that frontal boundary, winds turned out of the northwest and picked up between 10 to 20 MPH.  The winds will be whipping through your Sunday morning – sustained between 20 to 30 MPH, gusting to 40 to 45 MPH at times.  The higher wind gusts will be closer to the coastline where a *WIND ADVISORY* is in effect.
Unfortunately, we can’t rule out a few power outages, maybe even some downed trees.  It’ll be windy most of the day, but the breeze will back off this evening.  Despite lots of sunshine, the wind will hold highs in the mid-50s.
Overnight, it’ll remain a bit breezy with mainly clear skies.  The mercury will fall back into the low-40s, possibly upper-30s inland.  Suffice to say, you’ll want a warm jacket as you head out the door to go to work or school.
Even though we’ll back back under sunny skies tomorrow, it’ll be another cool afternoon with highs in the low-60s.  Temperatures will turn more seasonable on Tuesday thanks to winds shifting out of the southwest.  Highs will be closer to 70°.  The wind will shift again on Wednesday, so the second half of the week will be cooler than average with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to near 60°.
We won’t have to talk about any rain shower chances until next Saturday.  We’ll be watching that weekend closely since our forecast models (the GFS and European) are hinting at a coastal storm.  The timing (and track for that matter) could shift a little bit during the week, so stay tuned for updates!
Excuse me while I fetch my garbage can….5 houses down and 2 streets over.
-Meteorologist Ashley

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