As the stratus deck above us continues to dissipate and move to our northeast we should see temperatures start to rise, although today’s high temperature forecast seems it will be a little too high. Tonight the low will creep down to the mid-40s. A low-pressure system is settling into the Great Lakes Region and with that a cold front will swing through early Wednesday but little moisture has been advected into the area, so expect just scattered showers. As the low approaches pressure-gradients will tighten so wind speeds will increase. Expect winds to sustain around 10-15mph and gust to reach up to 35mph. Temperatures will reach the mid- to upper-50’s wednesday and settle back down to the mid-30’s wednesday night.
As the flow switches from the ridge/trough pattern into a more zonal flow, temperatures will begin to rise Thursday and Friday. Thursday we should see sunny skies with a high around 62 and a low that night around 40, under mostly clear skies. Friday is panning out to be a beautiful day as well with mostly sunny skies and a high in the lower 70’s.
However, these warm temperatures don’t look to last too long as the 6-10 probability outlook from the Climate Prediction center for temperatures is hinting at the same ridge trough pattern that we’ve seem to be stuck in. This is not a guarantee for cold weather next week but instead the probability that we will see temperatures that are below normal. Weekly Outlook:
Tonight: Low around 47, with a 20% chance of precipitation. Winds with be out of the south at 9-15mph.
Wednesday: High near 58, with a 30% chance of precipitation. South winds will switch to west in the afternoon as the sky gradually clears. Gust could reach 30mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low near 34. Winds will be out of the west at 5-10mph.
Thursday: Sunny skies, high near 62. Winds will be out of the west at 5-10mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear skies, low nearing 39.
Friday: Sunny skies, high near 72.
Friday night: Low near 48, with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.