Spring Temperatures and Showers Could help Blossoms Bloom

Our typical short-lived cold snap, or snip, will lead to Springlike temperatures this week.  In addition, we will see sporadic, scattered showers with isolated storms.  That atmospheric recipe should be enough for some early blossoms to bloom.

According to the Azaleas Bloom Times, Azaleas form flower buds during early summer if they receive adequate moisture. If they need to have sustained cooler temperatures to help induce blooming. While we do not have sustained cold for weeks, our cold snips usually lead to some early blooming Azelas. Some areas will see
a bloom that could last for about two weeks while other areas will bloom sporadically for a longer period.

An increasing southwesterly upper-level flow and a weak front draped across the Atlantic, combined with our steady southeasterly sea breeze will result in isolated to widely scattered showers and storms, near and along I-75 and southeast GA.  Rainfall amounts will be generally light.  Patchy to areas of fog for inland areas north of the I-10 corridor and much warmer overnight lows.

The warm southerly breeze will boost afternoon highs to above late January averages through the rest of the week.

Fog could become an issue for some inland areas as well as lingering sea and coastal fog along our beaches.  The warm front and increasing moisture will support the potential for sea fog forming along the coast and also radiational fog along and north of I-10.

Wednesday will see a little less cloud cover as temperatures continue to climb to above seasonal averages.  A few showers will be possible as the south and southeasterly flow continues.

Well above normal highs continue through Saturday before another front pushes east over the area Sunday.

The next front to approach from the Gulf Coast on Thursday with isolated to scattered showers and some widely isolated storms through early evening.  Friday could see a few isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon hours as some heating creates some weak low level instability.

Similar to Thursday and Friday, isolated to scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible through Saturday evening before the cold front arrives and brings in drier air.

Thunderstorm potential appears low for Thursday and Friday, but stronger storms may be possible Saturday.

Sea fog potential will remain in the forecast until the cold front arrives early Sunday.  Seabreeze circulations may bring the sea fog onshore over the immediate beach locations into the afternoon hours.

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