January 10: Warm and Windy, Daily Links


The weather pattern across the country has shifted dramatically — so, instead of the frigid temperatures we endured this weekend, we’re in for a long stretch of warm, breezy and showery weather.  Today will be very breezy, with sustained winds at 20-30mph and gusts potentially approaching 40mph:
That’s strong enough to prompt a Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service:
Those winds will be out of the south, which means temperatures will be about 10° above-average, reaching the mid 50s:

Just a slight chance of a shower during the day, but a much better chance of rain this evening and overnight:
The RPM model’s radar simulation shows the more-widespread showers (maybe even a non-severe rumble of thunder) over the Midstate this evening and early tonight:
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That rain chance will linger into the first half of Wednesday, then we’ll mostly dry out Wednesday afternoon.
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A few glimmers of sunshine could peek through the clouds, but in general you should expect gray skies for the next several days.  Despite the clouds, temperatures will still reach well into the 60s on Wednesday, about 20° above normal!

Warm and unsettled weather will continue through the weekend and into early next week.  Another good rain chance late Thursday will usher in some cooler weather for Friday (but we’ll still be above-normal):

We’ll just spend one day on the “cool” side of the weather pattern, with the warm side winning out again over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend:
Right now, it looks like Sunday and Monday represent your best opportunity to get out and enjoy the warm weather without getting wet…but this kind of stalled-out pattern can be fickle.  We’ll keep you updated as the weather pattern evolves this week.




About paulheggen33

Morning meteorologist for WNCN-TV in Raleigh.
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