March 22, 2010 - From Snow, To Sunshine, To Severe?

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Believe it or not, the Commonwealth could see some severe weather on Monday. Read all about it in today's blog!

Sometimes it feels like we don't get a break - at least a prolonged one - from the active weather. Today, unfortunately, is no exception. Our days of sunshine and 70's have left for the time being - despite all of our protests!

On this Monday, a low pressure system to our southwest will move to the northeast and pass through our area late Monday afternoon. The fronts remain to our south this morning, but will move to the northeast with our low pressure. A few breaks in the cloud cover will allow temperatures to move up slightly during the afternoon hours, which could give the atmosphere just enough instability for a few thunderstorms this afternoon when the cold front moves through the Valley.

Gusty winds and small hail may accompany some of the thunderstorms that move through the Valley and higher elevations, but an outbreak of severe weather is not expected with this system.

Once low pressure moves to our northeast, wrap around winds will bring a chance of showers to the Valley, but mainly to the higher elevations through Monday night and Tuesday. Areas over 3,000ft may see some of these showers mix with snow as cold air is brought in from the west-northwest flow. Cooler air will be in place on Tuesday, with high temperatures in the mid 50's and showers lingering in the higher elevations.

Expect clearing for Wednesday with temperatures in the 60's, but reader beware - another cool down is expected for the end of the week.

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