The new week (Feb. 12-18) will be off to a beautiful, quiet start featuring sunshine and gradually rising temperatures. On Thursday, there is even the potential we hit a high of 60 degrees. It’s not until the end of the week and into the weekend when the chances for rain returns. I also want to note–there are zero chances for snow this week!
Monday, Feb. 12: A much nicer day is ahead following a soggy Sunday. This will be a beautiful day featuring mostly sunny skies as high pressure originating from Canada suppresses all of the moisture to the south. The only catch is that this high pressure will usher in cold air, and based on its timing of arrival, the high temperature will be measured in the morning because temperatures will fall from the low 40s to the 30s as the day progresses.
Tuesday, Feb. 13: The cold but seasonable air mass will remain in place for our Tuesday. Expect a high in the upper 30s under mainly sunny skies. With light winds, it will feel quite nice out there, especially if you’re under that sunshine. Overnight Tuesday, there is the chance for a couple of rain or snow showers, but either way it will not be significant.
Wednesday, Feb. 14: A passing warm front early Wednesday morning will allow for a very mild and nice Wednesday, with high temperatures into the low 50s due to a strong, southerly flow. This should be a dry day with mainly sunny skies ahead of our next storm system on Thursday.
Thursday, Feb. 15: Speaking of Thursday, rain showers are possible during the morning hours, but the moisture will clear out in time for our afternoon, when the sun actually will pop out. Meanwhile, warm air will continue to stream in from the south, and believe it or not, there is the potential that we top off at 60 degrees. I’m currently forecasting a high into the mid 50s to be conservative, but there is definitely that potential we get even warmer than that based on the data I’m looking at.
Friday, Feb. 16: On Friday, yet another storm system may move in. The state of the weather pattern across the U.S. is progressive and mild, so this storm will allow for another rain event to end the week. Based on the latest timing, light rain is forecast from Thursday night through Friday morning before clearing out for the afternoon.
Saturday, Feb. 17: A new area of high pressure will build in from the north, allowing for dry but cooler weather conditions. To the south, rain will fall across the Mid-Atlantic, but there is the chance we deal with rain showers on Saturday because we’ll be in that battle zone. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds.
Sunday, Feb. 18: On Sunday, more rain showers are possible from yet another disturbance moving in from the West. Of course this may change because the uncertainty in weather forecasting increases the farther out in time you go.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.