Dry air and winds continue Wednesday but relief is on the way
The good news: there is no Red Flag warning out for today (Wednesday). The bad news: the air is still dry and the gusty winds will again kick up this afternoon near the 30 mph mark. An additional factor this afternoon will be the entrance of some really cold air in the upper atmosphere which will provide us with the coldest surface temperatures of the week plus a chance at some afternoon instability showers. This, however, is the last hoorah of the persistent upper level trough that has dried us out and blown us around this week.
By late Friday the trough will have exited off the East Coast and an approaching ridge will replace it, ushering in warmer temperatures and moister air on the wings of southerly breezes. This will result in significantly warmer days over the weekend into early next week. Will we see any substantial rain soon? Not likely.