Wimpy Winter Not Done Yet!

Although this winter has been pretty tame overall, it looks like it's not quite dead yet. In the near term however, conditions will become more comfortable beginning Wednesday. As high pressure builds in from the west tonight, the pressure difference (gradient) between it and the storm in the Maritimes will decrease, allowing the wind to east. However with a clear sky and lighter wind, radiation cooling will allow low temperatures tonight to fall into the 20's in many places, so don't leave your plants out! Wednesday will be much less windy than today with lots of sun, making for a more pleasant experience. Highs will be in the 50's. A southwest breeze will develop during the afternoon.

Tight Gradient = Windy

As low pressure continues to deepen over the Canadian Maritimes, the pressure difference between that system and a high pressure area building in from the Great Lakes will cause northwest winds to increase tonight, reaching 15-25 mph, with some gusts over 40 mph possible. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for most of the region into Tuesday afternoon. There will be varying amounts of cloudiness tonight and there will be some rain & snow showers around - especially to the north. Low temperatures will be mostly in the 30's by morning. Tuesday will also be windy, with a mix of sun & clouds. Highs will be around 50 degrees, but the northwest wind at 15-25 mph with highe

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