Good afternoon, everyone. We are wrapping up the weekend on a very nice note out there with sun shine and temps heading into the 50s. The temperature trend for the next few days could be record setting, with a surge of April temps. Then, the rains set in.
Warmer moves in from the south tonight and will be accompanied by a few showers and thunderstorms. Once the warm front lifts to our north, temps take off with upper 60s and low 70s for highs on Monday. Winds will also crank during this time.
Tuesday is when record and all time February record highs may be challenged. Highs can hit 80 degrees in much of the state, as southwesterly winds continue to blow. Wow.
Showers and storms then increase from west to east Tuesday night through Thursday…
Those could be some very slow-movers, delivering several inches of rain on their own. The flood risk will ramp up during this time.
Additional waves of showers and storms will continue to target the region from late week into next weekend…
All modes of flooding are possible from Wednesday through next weekend. River flooding may continue to be an issue, and could turn into a much bigger issue.
The rounds of showers and storms may persist into the following week, which would not be a good thing.
What we are dealing with is a false start to spring, and I worry about the March pattern throwing more winter weather our way. Severe blocking is being forecast to develop, leading to a cold pattern trying to envelope much of the nation. This is even showing up on the Ensembles for early March…
No thanks. #teamspring
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and take care.