Good Monday morning, everyone. It was nice to end the weekend with some afternoon sun the other day and highs that looked much better with temperatures back into the upper 50s and lower 60s. We’ll continue our warming trend today with a warm front working in from the south.
The main game plan with this front today is to keep the cloud cover around and keep the south wind in place as well. While that does lead to another mild day, there seems to be just enough moisture in place for a random shower to try and pop up during the day. Otherwise, we’ll watch for slightly more organized rain chances developing with our two upper lows off to the west.
For this morning, skies will be mostly cloudy skies as our south wind stays in place at 5-15 mph. This combination has led us to a chilly start with temperatures in the middle 50s.
Even with mostly cloudy skies sticking with us today, the south wind kicks up to 10-20 mph (gusts near 30) as we head into the afternoon. As the front works through, we can’t rule out a stray shower during the day. Otherwise, the south wind will continue to let mild air stream in from the south. We’ll have afternoon highs back in the lower 70s across much of the area.
Tonight may be dry with partly cloudy skies, but the south wind will stay at it and continue to bring in more warmer air from the south. The result is a mild Tuesday morning with lows in the lower 60s and afternoon highs in the lower 80s under partly sunny skies.
Not only will we have the warm front contributing to our warming trend to start the week out, we can also thank another feature upstairs at the jet stream level. An upper ridge will gradually be building in late this afternoon and into Tuesday. In addition to this keeping us warm for Tuesday, it also keeps us dry under partly sunny skies.
By Wednesday, the upper level low coming out of Canada will skirt the northern parts of the Plains and Upper Midwest. While the brunt of that wave stays well to the north of us, it’ll be strong enough to send a cold front through late on Wednesday. That could potentially bring in some isolated t-storms for a few parts of the area.
Behind that front, we’ll turn chilly again under mostly cloudy skies for Thursday. Combine that with the upper low out in the west sending some energy our way, we could see some scattered showers across parts of the area for Thursday.
The upcoming Easter Weekend has us dry and mild for Good Friday with highs around 60°. Sticking with Doug’s pattern, though, we’ll have another storm system ready to work in. Saturday should be mild with highs in the middle 60s. However, the next system could bring in some t-storms late Saturday afternoon and into Saturday evening. That system wants to stick with us for Easter Sunday with chances for rain and a few t-storms across the area. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the rain chances to come over the next several days. Don’t forget that Doug has your long range forecast out into the middle of June down below.
Have a great Monday!
Long range forecast into the middle of June:
Next Week: Scattered storms stay with us into Monday with cooler temperatures on Monday and Tuesday. Our next wave is on Wednesday and Thursday with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Cool the rest of the week.
April 19th-25th: We’ll stay mild Sunday through Thursday. Sunday will be dry before we see isolated t-storm chances for Monday. A strong storm system wants to bring strong to severe t-storms for Tuesday and Wednesday before we back things down to rain chances on Thursday. We’ll calm down and cool down a bit for the weekend.
April 26th-May 2nd: Temperatures stay mild for most of the week. We’ll watch for strong t-storm chances on Tuesday. After a dry Wednesday, we’ll have isolated t-storm chances return for Thursday. We’ll watch for strong to severe t-storms on Friday before we dry out and turn cooler for Saturday.
May 3rd-9th: We’re looking at a mild to warm week with our temperatures. The week starts dry before see slight t-storm chances return on Tuesday. We’ll watch for strong to severe t-storms on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before we calm things down for Saturday.
May 10th-16th: Another mild to warm week for us. We’ll have a slight chance for a few t-storms Sunday followed by a dry Monday. Another system will bring in rain and a few t-storms for Tuesday and Wednesday. After a dry Thursday, we’ll have a strong storm system work in for the coming weekend. Slight chances for strong to severe t-storms for Friday with a better shot on Saturday.
May 17th-23rd: We’ll start the week with a mild Sunday and Monday. Showers will be around for Sunday followed by a dry Monday. Mild to warm for Tuesday through Thursday. Strong to severe t-storms for Tuesday, rain on Wednesday and another shot for strong to severe t-storms Thursday. We’ll stay mild to warm as we calm things down for a dry Friday and Saturday.
May 24th-30th: The week starts warm with a system bringing strong to severe t-storms in for Sunday and Monday. After a dry and mild Tuesday, we’ll have another shot for strong to severe t-storms on a warm Wednesday. That system leaves us with a dry and mild Thursday before we warm up again for the weekend. We’ll watch for t-storm chances on Saturday.
May 31st-June 6th: The week starts with a warm Sunday with strong to severe t-storms to keep an eye on. We’ll stay mild for Monday before we warm back up with slight rain chances for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday will stay dry as we stay warm.
June 7th-13th: The week starts with a warm Sunday with t-storm chances across the area. After a dry and mild Monday, we’ll watch for t-storm chances Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday is looking mild before we warm up again on Wednesday. Temperatures turn mild for the rest of the week with a slight chance for rain on Thursday.