A frost/freeze & rain chances Tuesday – Nick

Also watching t-storms and severe weather chances down the line

Good Monday evening, everyone. Since there’s plenty of weather to break down, let’s dive right in. After morning clouds, we did see mostly sunny skies return throughout the day. That took temperatures from the upper 30s this morning into the upper 50s and lower 60s this afternoon. Just when we thought we were done with cold nights for a while, Mother Nature is throwing this our way for tonight and Tuesday morning.


We have frost advisories and freeze warnings out due to high pressure at the surface keeping our breeze light and skies mostly clear through much of the night ahead.


So… How cold are we expecting temperatures to get tonight & to start our Tuesday AM out? Everyone will have temperatures range between 32° on the cold end and 35° on the “milder” end.


Once we get past the cold start to the day, an upper-level wave coming out of the Rockies will quickly bring cloud cover back in throughout the day and start to bring chances for scattered showers back in for the afternoon. Even with that, we’ll turn a bit mild again with most of us in the upper 50s and lower 60s.


With more upper-level energy and another front from the west working in late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, rain and t-storm chances will continue to increase. On the plus side, we’ll only see lows drop back into the lower to middle 50s for Wednesday morning.


We’ll deal with the rain and t-storm chances in the morning before some dry time in the afternoon can get us back into the upper 60s to lower 70s. With the cold front knocking on the door late in the afternoon and into Wednesday evening, that will fire up additional showers and t-storms that could be strong to possibly severe.


For Thursday, we’ll have highs back in the middle 70s with another shot for t-storms that could be strong to severe. It’s something that we’ll keep an eye on as well.


Friday is looking like a dry day as the weekend kicks off. However, it will be warm with highs back in the lower 80s under partly sunny skies. Look at what comes our way for Saturday, though. Even though we’ll be warm in the upper 70s for Saturday, that’s when a stronger storm system will head our way and stick with us into Sunday.


Here’s another way of looking at how strong our chances for rain and t-storms will be. Since we’ll be looking at mainly showers Tuesday, our chance for anything strong to severe is very low. Our chances for severe weather will stay low (but keeping our eyes on) for Wednesday and Thursday. After a dry Friday, our severe threat picks up to a moderate threat for Saturday. There is a chance that some severe weather will be around for Sunday before we dry out by next Monday.


Doug’s long range forecast through the rest of the month and through the middle of May is down below. Have a good night and a great Tuesday!


April 26th-30th:  Temperatures staying mainly mild for this week. We’ll watch for slight t-storm chances Wednesday, slight t-storm chances Thursday and t-storm chances Friday.

May 1st-7th:  A warm week with thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday, most likely severe.  Thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, also most likely severe.

May 8th-14th:  A warm storm with thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, most likely severe.  Cooler for the middle of the week.  Mild temperatures back in the rest of the week with  thunderstorms by the weekend.

May 15th-21st:  Cooler start to the week with thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.  We warm up toward the weekend with Saturday thunderstorms, most likely severe.