Latest updated blog – Back into a short dry spell – Nick

While we continue to warm over the next few days

Good Tuesday evening, everyone. After dealing with strong (even a few severe) t-storms this morning, we were able to stay dry for the rest of our morning and this afternoon. We were able to get mild for our highs today in the lower 60s, but we’ll have to turn cool once again as we head into the night and Wednesday morning. On the plus side, we’ll stay quiet for your entire Wednesday. If you’re trying to gauge when to get outside for fresh air and exercise, we’ll have to watch for fog in the morning. Otherwise, our cool Wednesday morning will turn into a mild and brighter afternoon.


If you’re wondering if we have any additional systems on the way, there is another frontal system stretching from California up into the Upper Midwest…


Before it gets here, though, we’ll have an upper ridge build in from the west. That’ll send us back into the middle 70s for Wednesday and into the lower 80s for Thursday. Then, we’ll see the upper low in the Pacific Northwest kick out and bring another change in the weather our way.


With quiet weather sticking with us for a little bit, that means a quiet night with a light breeze in place. With temperatures dropping back into the middle 40s by Wednesday morning, that will be close to the dew point. Any breaks in the clouds will lead to areas of fog as we get your Wednesday morning started.


Once the morning fog burns away, we’ll turn partly sunny as we head into Wednesday afternoon. The south breeze will pump in quite a bit of milder air across the area to send us into the lower to middle 70s for highs.


Thursday will be dry to start the day, but we could see a few random t-storms late Thursday afternoon as our next system starts to work in from the west and northwest. Before it can bring any t-storm chances our way, though, it will send us into a warm afternoon with highs in the lower 80s. Once we get the weekend underway, the incoming front will hang out across the area. That will start to bring in the better rain and t-storm chances as we get the weekend underway.


Heading into Saturday, the system will finally start to move off to the east. The day will start with rain chances, but they should be tapering off as we work into late Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.


We can salvage a dry Sunday as temperatures stay mild. Then, we’ll focus on rain chances for next Monday and another chance for t-storms with a stronger storm system by next Friday. Don’t forget that Doug has your long range forecast out into early May down below.

Have a good night and a great Wednesday!


Long range forecast through early May:

Next Week: Staying mild through the week with slight chances for storms on Wednesday with a fast moving storm system.  Then again, better chances for thunderstorms on Friday that could be on the strong side.  A little cooler into the weekend.

April 6th-10th: Again, mainly a mild week with thunderstorms on Tuesday and then again on Thursday and Friday.  Those could be strong to severe.  Cooling down a bit for the weekend.

April 11th-18th:  A cool start but a mild finish to the week.  We will have two system from Monday through Thursday.  This will give us at least slight chances for rain these day.  But thunderstorms in by Saturday.

April 19th-25th:  A mild week with slight chances for storms on Sunday.  Good chances for thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.

April 26th-May 2nd:  Mild week with storms on Tuesday and then slight chances on Friday.