Keeping warm & dry for our Friday – Nick

More rain, unfortunately, on the way

Good early Friday morning, everyone. It was nice to keep things dry once again the other day all across the area. Our Thursday started out mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s. However, returning sunshine got us back into the upper 70s yesterday afternoon. That area of high pressure that brought us the sunny skies is starting to slide off to the east. It won’t be much longer until its departure leads to our next system at the surface to come in from the north.


With the high in control and despite some partly cloudy skies working in from the west, it will be a chilly start across the area with lows in the lower to middle 50s. Partly sunny skies and a light easterly breeze means we’ll have no problem working back into the upper 70s for this afternoon.


This evening starts off warm with partly sunny skies. In fact, the entire evening is looking great for any outdoor plans. Heading deeper into early Saturday morning, the approaching front from the north and a returning active upper-level setup will start to change things up. Both features will fire up strong to possibly severe t-storms out to our west and should stay mainly to our west. We’ll see mainly building clouds from those t-storms by Saturday morning with lows back in the upper 50s.


Latest indications show the morning hours for our Saturday staying dry. Once our first upper-level wave pushes into the area over the incoming front from the north, we’ll start to see scattered t-storm chances return. Even with that being the case, it will be another warm day with highs in the upper 70s.


For Sunday, the unsettled pattern will continue with another disturbance riding along the jet stream. That will potentially send a complex of t-storms our way late Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. Even with continuing rain chances and mostly cloudy skies Sunday, we’ll stay warm with highs near 80.


After this weekend, the disturbances will continue to come on in from the west. That will either keep the chance for t-storms in the forecast each day through much of next week or the chance for t-storm complexes to come our way for an overnight period and clearing out that following morning.


With these parades of rain chances and cloud cover to contend with, they will serve to keep temperatures in check with highs ranging between the middle 70s and lower 80s. The rain is something we’ll be watching very closely, though. With the rain chances lining up, it wouldn’t be surprising to see some areas range between half an inch and up to 4 inches of rain by the time we get into next Thursday. If these numbers continue to hold, we could have some minor flooding concerns to keep an eye on.


Don’t forget that Doug has your long-range forecast down below. Have a great Friday!


Next Friday-Saturday:  T-storm chances for Friday before we dry out by Saturday. Warm to get the weekend started.

June 12th-18th: A warm start with hot temperatures by the middle of the week.  Back to warm temperatures late week and heading into the weekend.  Thunderstorm chances Sunday and Monday, then again Wednesday and Thursday.

June 19th-25th: Mainly a hot week with scattered storms on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

June 26th-July 2nd:  A warm to hot week with scattered thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday, then again Friday and Saturday.