Good Sunday, everyone. What a fantastic past few days of weather we’ve had across the region. Sunshine: Check. Mild Temps: Check. Weekend: Check. What we keep that going into today? Negative. A weak front slides into the region and will deliver a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Once that get’s out of the way… it gets very warm for a few days.
The showers and storms out there today won’t be especially widespread. That said… take an umbrella to be on the safe side. Temps will be tough to pinpoint because of the scattered rain and clouds, but readings will likely come in a few degrees below Saturday.
Monday will see thermometers rebound into the 70s as winds gust up and a scattered thunderstorm dots the northern skyline.
Tuesday into Wednesday will find the warmest air of the year surging in here on a gusty southwesterly wind. Readings will make a run at 80 degrees both days.
We continue to watch our slow moving storm moving out of the plains states and toward the Ohio Valley by the end of the week. The GFS is weaker and faster with the storm, but the European Model continues to show a stronger and slower system…
That’s a potent setup that will bring a blizzard to parts of the plains and a severe weather outbreak ahead of it into the Mississippi River Valley. Will that extend into the Ohio Valley? That’s a possibility and something we will need to keep an eye on by Thursday.
Cooler air will then filter in by the weekend.
Speaking of cooler… check out the amount of chill hanging around North America over the next few weeks…
That’s nowhere near the cold pattern we had in March, but doesn’t necessarily show a very warm pattern around here. Cold air hanging on like that is one of the reasons I’ve been harping on a stormy second half of April into May and June.
Make it a great Sunday and take care.