SkyWarn 13 Forecast

May 5, 2016 Updated: 10:15 AM

The sky is still mainly clear but we will be watching for stray rain showers. These will be those very hit or miss type showers that do not amount to much in the rain gauge but may require the windshield wipers for a brief time. I wouldn't worry too much about the rain gear today, just be aware that we could see a few sprinkles.

The reason for a few extra clouds and those pesky showers is a warm front to our north. This will help shift winds back to a more southerly direction bringing temperatures back above average, in the upper 60s to low 70s. We should also see a fair amount of sunshine, especially this afternoon helping to warm us up. It won't be nearly as cold tonight with low temperatures staying in the upper 40s to low 50s despite the clear sky. The more southerly wind flow will keep the milder air locked in place through the overnight with a taste of summer ahead for tomorrow!

Friday will completely feel like we jumped ahead a month as southwest winds and plenty of sunshine drive temperatures well above normal. Highs will be in the 80s, much more typical of June or July. A cold front will be dangling to our north, dropping down into the area at night. A stray shower or storm will be possible, but chances dwindle by early Saturday morning. This will set us up for a cooler, but dry Mother's Day weekend.

Saturday will be breezy with a mostly sunny sky and highs in the upper 60s. Sunday will be a similar day for mom, though winds will be lighter. Expect bright sunshine and highs near 70°.

The next spring weather system will be down to our southwest on Monday, slowly moving this way. It remains to be seen how far north this system will track. Right now it's looking like we will be on the northern fringe, but close enough to bring at least small chances of rain by late Monday into Tuesday. Temperatures look pretty consistent into early next week, remaining in the upper 60s to around 70° for highs.

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