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Storm Team Monday evening forecast (05/13/2013)

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Posted at 3:21 PM, May 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-13 15:21:00-04

A strong high-pressure system is sinking into the Southeast, setting us up for a mainly clear sky and a very winter-like temperature regime for the next 12 hours or so.  A very dry air mass will allow today’s warmth to escape through the atmosphere and into outer space, causing surface temperatures to plummet into the 40s by sunrise Tuesday.  A few record lows may be broken overnight.  Abundant sunshine will make temperature bump way up by afternoon, with peak readings reaching the middle 80s.  Humidity levels will remain low with a light and variable wind.  We’ll experience rapid warming through the rest of the week, with highs by week’s end flirting with 90° and lows recovering to the 60s.  Scant moisture will keep rain chances at zero through midweek, then increasing to about 20% coverage or less by Friday.