Slow Start to April

This week, we will be enjoying sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s and 70s across the Southeast US. Many people want this to be the beginning of spring, but before we get excited for warmer weather the beginning of April will have a not so pleasant arrival. Colder, below average temperatures will arrive just in time to begin April. With that being said let’s break down what the next two weeks across the Southeast will look like.

Currently, we have a strong high pressure that will build over the Southeast as this week goes on. This high pressure will be responsible for the sunny skies and return to average temperatures that we will be experiencing this week.

GFS MSLP and P-Type for 6z WED March 28th, 2018:

The cold air by the middle of this week will be all the way up in Canada, while the warmer and sunny skies will be right over our area. You may be thinking right now that there is no way the colder air will make it down here again, it’s almost April. Well, by the end of this week things do get interesting.

By the end of the week a storm system that will be associated with a strong cold front will move across the region and filter in the below average temperatures.

GFS MSLP and P-Type for 12z FRI March 30th, 2018:

This system will be responsible for releasing the floodgates of colder air that will be flushed into the Eastern US.

GEFS Mean 5-Day 2m Temperature for April 1st through April 5th:

By the middle of next week colder air will settle in the Southeast and make the first couple of weeks to April un-springlike. For more details, and if you would like to sign up for our email subscriptions, click the link below and make sure you stay with us as we get you up to date for what the weather has to bring.

-Alex B

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!