This month is certainly living up to its nickname having plenty of "April showers" and they will continue into tonight!
Don't forget the umbrella today, it will come in handy! Rain showers are possible throughout the entire day, and could be heavy at times. This means you may need to slow down on the roads at times. Rainfall totals of over an inch are already coming in for our southwestern towns with more on the way! Total rainfall looks to be between 1-2" for most of the area. Totals will remain lower to the north. A little lighter rain expected by this afternoon and into tonight, with some drier conditions working their way in later tonight into the start of Friday.
Temperatures will remain on the cool side through the middle of next week at least. Today, we'll stay in the 40s. Thanks to the cloud cover and light rain through the evening our overnight lows will stay a bit milder, near 40°. Slightly warmer for Friday thanks to some sunshine mixing with the clouds, highs will reach back toward normal levels in the upper 50s and low 60s.
It is still a good idea to have the umbrella for Friday, although it looks to be a lot less wet than today. The best timing for another round of rain will be in the afternoon thanks to some lingering energy in the upper levels. But overall, tomorrow looks to be more dry than wet.
Saturday looks like the nicest day of the forecast period (looking forward) with lots of sunshine and highs in the 50s. This is still below average (normally we are at 62°) but the nice and quiet weather will allow us to get outside and enjoy! Sunday looks wetter. Another big spring storm will be taking shape in the middle of the country and depending on the time and track this could bring us quite a bit of rainfall through early next week. Still some uncertainty so we will continue to watch it closely. Keeping our fingers crossed that we stay on the warmer side, limiting any snowflakes, but there is the possibility of a little snow mixing in with some of the rain. Highs Sunday should still reach into the 50s but cooler air returns next week when we'll stay in the 40s as the month of April comes to an end.