Warm and Sunny to Start the Week

sunshineMany people were thrilled to see the snow vanish this weekend and warm air begin to filter back in to the area. We may even see temperatures get close to 70 tomorrow and Tuesday. Although winter is slowly coming to a close, we’re not out of the woods yet.

Here is the temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center through next weekend:


Here is the two week outlook:


Overall temperature looks to be on the chilly side. Keep in mind, the outlook shows the probability of temperatures not meeting the average daily temp. With average temperatures being in the low to mid 50s, highs in the upper 40s to near 50 will still be considered below average.

With that being said, I believe this week looks rather warm and even above average overall. A cold front will drop the temperatures to the mid 40s for Thursday, but they will rebound nicely into the upper 50s by Friday. So why is this two week outlook showing such a high probability for below average temperatures? The GFS is showing a trough bringing cold air trying to dive into the region after next weekend. There is a possibility that we see high temperatures back in the 40s for part of next week.

Next Tuesday morning:gfsUS_sfc_temp_216

Next Wednesday morning:


In the short term:

The remainder of your Sunday looks to be nice and sunny. Monday and Tuesday will be the picks of the week with high temperatures near 70 on Monday and possibly reaching 71 on Tuesday. Rain will move into the area Tuesday night and bring with it slightly cooler temperatures for Wednesday.

We will see a quick shot of cold air swing through Wednesday night. Thursday morning lows will be in the low to mid 20s.


Weekly Outlook:

This afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 6 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

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