Wednesday Morning Blog: A couple nice days before more thunderstorms -Doug

Wednesday Morning Blog: A couple nice days before more thunderstorms -Doug

Good Wednesday morning!  I hope your week is going great with all of the shut down going on.  I know this affects each and everyone of us in some aspect.  Lets stick together and pound through it.  At least the weather looks great the next couple of days.  This afternoon is great to get outside.  Temperatures look fantastic.


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.  In the Heady Pattern this is the same storm system we had at the very end of January.  We are in a nice active stretch of weather as you can see.  Make sure you check out my long range forecast below through May.


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.  Long range below.


Long range forecast through early May:

Next Week: Rain chances right back in on Monday and thunderstorms chances on Wednesday.  A little cooler on Thursday then right back to mild for Friday with thunderstorms.  Cooler with showers on Saturday.

April 6th-10th:  A mild start with thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday as we turn cooler for the middle of the week.  Returning back to mild with thunderstorms again on Thursday and Friday that could be strong to severe.

April 11th-18th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures working in.  A few waves will at least give us slight chances for showers Monday through Thursday.  Thunderstorms that could strong by the weekend.

April 19th-25th:  Mainly a mild with with thunderstorms on Sunday and then back in on Wednesday and Thursday.  Cooler to end the week.

April 26th-May 2nd:  A mild week with thunderstorms on Tuesday and then slight chances for storm on Saturday.

May 3rd-9th:  A cool start but warming up through the week.  Thunderstorms on Thursday and again by the weekend.

May 10th-16th:  A warm start to the week with thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday, and then again on Wednesday.  However, the rest of the week looks good.