March 13, 2019                       2:07 PM    

     Mid and high level clouds will take over tonight across the region in lieu of high pressure – now departing offshore. The main weather feature of interest for the end of this week is a powerful cyclone moving northeastward across the plains states. It will help to feed a milder and more moisture laden airmass into our region. Clouds in association with moisture feed will allow only some limited breaks of sunshine tomorrow, but it will still be enough to send highs in the low to mid 50s. An associated cold front will then move in and touch off a line of showers on Friday – some with briefly heavy rain. Breezy conditions will develop in advance of the cold front and again behind the cold front as it moves through. Highs across inland areas will near 60 degrees, while coastal locations will remain in the 50s. High pressure will build in behind the front for the weekend. Saturday will be more of a transitional day with clouds giving way to increased sunshine, and breezy conditions helping temperatures fall back through the 40s. It will be a sunny and dry St. Patricks Day Sunday with highs near 40. It then appears our next stretch of unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive by early next week with a weak clipper system passing to the south on Monday, the cool airmass will moderate again towards the middle of next week.

Meteorologist Ryan Gallagher