Good Tuesday evening, everyone. Our string of nice days continued once again with mostly sunny skies for our Tuesday from sunrise to sunset. With mostly sunny skies and a light southeast breeze throughout the day, we saw temperatures very similar to how we went through our Monday. After we got off to a cold start with lows in the lower to middle 30s, we saw highs bounce back into the middle to upper 60s this afternoon.
Breaking down our weather setup, we’re in between an area of high pressure over the Ohio River Valley and our next storm system out to the west. In between these two systems, we’ll begin to see our south wind to pick up through the night and have us set for a windy Wednesday. We still have about 3 more days before the cold front out west starts to change our weather up.
The only way we’ll get that front to come at us will be more motivation from an upper-level low working out of the Gulf of Alaska and another developing low near the southern California coast within the next few days. Until those two can send the front our way, the upper-level ridge remains in control with a few more quiet and mild days for us to enjoy.
Before we can enjoy yet another mild and mostly sunny day, we’ll have mostly clear skies send us back into the 40s during the overnight and into Wednesday morning. With the south wind picking between 5 and 15 mph, though, this should certainly keep us out of the 30s as we begin the day.
Throughout the rest of the morning and certainly into the afternoon, the south wind will start kicking into the gear with sustained wind speeds between 10 and 20 mph. With gusts starting to push near 30 mph by lunchtime, that will send temperatures into the middle 60s to start the afternoon out. Before the afternoon is all said and done, the entire area is fair game to see highs top out between the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Going into Thursday, the center of the upper-level ridge will start sliding off to our east and southeast. As long as we still find ourselves on the warm side of the jet on Thursday, we’ll see afternoon highs in the lower 70s under partly sunny skies.
Heading into the weekend, an upper-level low that will develop off the California coast will start to head east and push the cold front out west in our direction. For Friday, we should see mostly cloudy skies picking up during the day and some scattered showers possible by Friday afternoon. As the cold front continues to work in on Saturday, that’s when we’ll see the better rain chances pick up across the area.
With the front still around and the upper-level low passing to our north, we’ll hold on to our rain chances for Sunday morning and a portion of our Sunday afternoon.
In terms of how much rainfall we could see with this next system, early indications of our Rain Tracker show we could see anywhere between 1″ and 2.5″ by the time the system clears out by late Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.
As far as temperatures for the weekend, we’ll have highs around 70° on Friday before we see highs dip back into the middle 60s on Saturday. For Sunday, it’ll be a day where we start at our warmest in the morning before we turn cooler for the rest of the day. We’re expecting early morning highs in the middle 50s before we drop into the 40s for Sunday afternoon. By Monday, we’ll enjoy a break in the rain chances with partly sunny skies and chilly temperatures with highs in the lower 50s. Notice below what wants to swing in by Tuesday.
Another upper-level wave wants to work in on Tuesday. While this will mainly bring in mostly cloudy skies, there’s a chance for some scattered showers to clip our area. Rain or not, we’ll stay chilly for Tuesday with highs in the middle 50s. If you’re curious as to how we look for the rest of Thanksgiving Week, the rest of the month and early December, Doug has your long range forecast down below. Have a good night and a great Wednesday!
November 25th-28th: Staying quiet and chilly on Wednesday before another system brings rain chances back in for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Looking to stay mainly chilly to mild for the rest of the week.
November 29th-December 5th: Mainly a cool week with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday. Then again by Friday and Saturday that could mix with some snow.
December 6th-12th: A mild start but a cold finish with rain chances on Tuesday. Turning much colder with rain and snow chances from Thursday through Saturday.