MONDAY: Sunny and warmer. Highs: 70 to 74 inland, 62 to 66 coastal. West to northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and mild. Lows: 44 to 48 inland, 48 to 54 coastal. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm. Highs: 74 to 78 inland, 64 to 68 coastal. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
DISCUSSION: Sunshine will continue to dominate our forecast for the next three days with a quiet jet stream and a high pressure system to our south. On Tuesday, the area of High pressure will scoot out to sea, and help to drag up even warmer air. For this reason, Monday will see highs in the low 70's and Tuesday will see highs in the mid to even upper 70's.
In addition to the sunshine and the high pressure area, we are also seeing our winds above the ground blow in from the west. As they do so, they are being forced down the Appalachian mountains, causing the air to compress and warm. All these factors will give us temps a good 10° above average, if not more, through Wednesday.
Wednesday will be warm and breezy but cloudy. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will ride up towards us along with a low pressure storm system. Very quickly behind it, a second storm system will move in from the northwest. This will give us a forecast of warm, scattered, rain showers Wednesday followed by a drastic cold drop Thursday.
Highs Thursday will be in the 40's with sunshine and breezy conditions. Friday a high of 54, Saturday and Sunday our temperatures begin to rebound back to our seasonable average of 62°.
MARINE: There are no marine advisories in effect. High tide: 4:15am, 4:41pm. Low tide: 9:29p, 10:41a.