LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
Our fair weather friend, high pressure, is in control of the pattern and will continue to dominate through the middle of the week. This means dry weather, sunshine (and therefore warmer temperatures) are ahead for today. Temperatures will be rising into the middle 50s this afternoon, almost ten degrees above average in spots under the sunny sky. Winds will be light from the east northeast meaning it will be a lovely day to get outside and enjoy this spring day!
The high pressure system will slowly move east, remaining to our north and holding on through Wednesday. Sunshine will start the day off but clouds look to quickly increase, leading to a mostly cloudy afternoon. This will be well out ahead of another low pressure system in the central part of the country. High temperatures will be closer to 50 tomorrow, a bit closer to average for this time of year. Overall, there will be minimal impact from this system as the active jet stream remains to our south in a split flow pattern. Still, it will come close enough to skirt mainly our southern areas with a little light rain (and maybe just a few snowflakes) Wednesday night into a part of Thursday. The clouds will keep it a touch cooler with highs in the upper 40s. As this system exits, drier air will return on Friday and this is expected to allow some sunshine to return. We should wrap up the month of March with highs in the lower 50s.
No April Fools jokes from Mother Nature this year as the weather heading into the weekend looks nice, quiet and mild. Both Saturday and Sunday will see some big improvements over last weekend with warmer temperatures in the 50s and sunshine both days. What a start to the month of April...definitely feeling and looking like spring!