Saturday, May 31, 2003

Brace for temps in 40s

Canadian air blows wrong way

By Dan Klepal
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Blame it on the Canadians.

Temperatures have been 5 to 10 degrees cooler than normal for the past two weeks. The forecast for this weekend has the mercury dipping even lower. Chilly winds from Canada will blow through the Tristate instead of the usual Southern winds that bring warmer, tropical air.

The temperature is expected to bottom out tonight in the mid-40s. We usually have lows of about 57 degrees on this date. Today's high temperature also will be off the mark - in the mid-60s, instead of the usual 79 degrees.

"We keep getting this cooler Canadian air," said Myron Padgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington. "We've been cool like this before, but it seems like we've been stuck with the Northern winds for a couple of weeks now. ... "

"We're not going to set records or anything. (But) it's going to be a cool weekend."

Sunday will bring more of the same - highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid-40s - before temperatures get back to normal on Monday. Highs should be in the mid-70s for most of next week, Padgett said.


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