Gusty Winds this Evening, With a Cool But Pleasant Forecast for the Upcoming Weekend.

***The Tornado Watch that was issued for our area has expired as of 4:00 CDT***

The rest of this evening will be quite gusty with a Wind Advisory in effect until 10:00 PM CDT. Winds will be sustained at around 25 mph with gusts as high as 40-50 mph.

Figure 1: HRRR 10m Wind Gust (kts): 23Z Thu March 14, 2019

Quiet weather will settle into the area as the area of low pressure moves out of the Great Lakes and into Southern Ontario, simultaneously, high pressure will begin to settle in from the west. For the rest of this evening, temperatures will begin to drop with winds coming in from the NW ushering much cooler and drier air.

Figure 2: NAM 2m Dewpoint (F): 03Z Fri March 15, 2019

The start of the day on Friday will be a tad chilly with clear skies, temperatures rebound back to around 50 degrees in the afternoon with an increase in cloud coverage. Temperatures on Friday night will drop down to around the freezing mark, would not be surprised if most locations around the area will wake up to some morning frost on Saturday.

Figure 3: NAM 2m Temp (F): 12Z Sat March 16, 2019

Medium to long range model guidance are indicating a mild weather pattern setting up across the region heading into next week and next weekend (Next weekend is along ways out, so things could change).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Friday: Clear to start off the day with increasing clouds throughout the afternoon hours, with a high near 50. West wind 10 to 14 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.


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