Daily Forecast | The latest from First Alert Meteorologist Chris Still
Cold and rainy Sunday. Drier, much warmer for the week ahead.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The heaviest and most widespread rain has passed to our east, but a strong upper level area of low pressure will pass overhead Sunday giving the CSRA an additional 0.10″ to 0.25″ of rain Sunday morning around 3:00 p.m. Once the low passes to our east, drier air will build in rapidly Sunday night into Monday leaving the CSRA with several days of dry weather until a cold front moves in late Thursday into Friday.
A strong upper level high pressure system will move in on the heels of this weekend’s rain bringing a rapid and substantial warm up to the eastern U.S. for the workweek ahead. After a cold day in the 40s Sunday, highs will warm into the middle to upper 60s Monday, near 70 Tuesday with highs in the middle to upper 70s by Wednesday and Thursday.
Our air mass will be very dry for the first part of the week, and with clear skies and calm winds at night, it will be on the chilly side Monday and Tuesday morning with lows in the lower to middle 30s.
A fairly strong cold front moves in Thursday bringing a good chance of rain late Thursday into Friday, then we can expect dry and colder than average weather to return Friday afternoon into next weekend.
A closed upper-low combined with the surface cold front will continue rain chances tonight through early Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler this weekend with afternoon highs only in the 40s and 50s. Wind will also be a factor tonight as well with sustained winds from the northeast at 15-20 mph gusting near 25 mph. After a rainy Saturday night with temperatures in the lower to middle 40s, rain is likely again Sunday. High temperatures will be about 15 degrees below average again Sunday. Winds will be from the west-northwest between 5-10 mph.
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