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Weather Watch

March 12, 2009

Weather Watch

By MARK HANOK



The jet stream will shift southward this week and a series of low pressure systems will move well to our south.



This will result in a dry weather pattern through the weekend, then rain or wet snow early next week. A major storm will slide eastward from Tennessee to the Carolinas on Friday, and bring rain, sleet and wet snow northward to Virginia. However, a large area of high pressure over the Great Lakes, will maintain very dry air, with a cold northerly flow. Skies will be mostly sunny with a high around 40 degrees.



On Saturday brilliant sunshine will continue with very dry air and highs in the mid-40s.



A storm system will move eastward to the Ohio Valley on Sunday; skies will be partly sunny, and a few showers may arrive during the late afternoon, but more likely at night, when rain could mix with or change to wet snow. As the low moves south our area region, skies will be mostly cloudy on Monday, with occasional rain and highs in the upper 40’s.



A cool northwesterly flow will take over on Tuesday with intervals of clouds and sunshine and highs in the mid-40s.



Mark Hanok is an Otego-based meteorologist.

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