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Trough axis settles in for several days;
cooler than average through midweek
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Forecast:  A cold front will approach the region on Friday, and this cold front will interact with remnants of what will be former Tropical Storm Cindy in the Midwest and Ohio Valley. Some of that tropical feed will enhance rainfall mainly west of the region, but some of the showers and thunderstorms will make their way eastward well out in front of the cold front on Friday. As the front crosses Saturday morning, scattered thunderstorms will be possible, but then partial clearing will occur during the afternoon hours. Sunday will be mostly sunny and pleasant with lower humidity. After a partly cloudy Monday, a weak reinforcing front will cross Monday night/early Tuesday with a stray shower possible early Tuesday, and then partly cloudy skies are expected for later Tuesday and Wednesday while remaining cooler through midweek next week as the trough settles in.

Tropical concerns:  Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will interact somewhat with a cold front approaching in the Friday through Saturday AM time frame, resulting in nothing more than scattered showers and thunderstorms expected.

Marine:  Seas will start the period at lower wave heights, with 3-4 foot seas that will be increasing a bit on Saturday to 4-6 feet ahead of a cold front and associated thunderstorms. Latest observations show seas 2 to 3 feet, mainly in a SE swell, with a dominant period of 5-7 seconds. Late in the weekend, seas will decrease behind the front to 3-4 feet. Winds will average 10-15 knots Friday, and then will increase to 15-25 knots Friday night and early Saturday with the cold front passage, and then will diminish behind the front Sunday into next week. The presence of thunderstorms from Friday through Saturday morning will likely ground any boating activities, which will improve Saturday afternoon, and remain that way through the rest of the forecast period. Any thunderstorm presence can provide rough seas, and you should consult and heed localized statements from the National Weather Service with regard to coastal marine advisories.

Forecaster:  Martrich
Last updated:  Thursday June 22nd, 2017, 9:25am

Next update is scheduled for Thursday, June 29th, and every Thursday prior to the upcoming weekend through Labor Day weekend

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