Warmth continues before the next cold front brings a cooler midweek

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 7:10 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM CDT
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We’ve seen our fair share of hazy skies over the last few days and today will be no exception. Filtered sunshine takes us through the day as our winds aloft are out of the northwest. Meanwhile at the surface, southerly winds will be enough to push our temperatures into the low to mid 80s. To the north, a cold front will begin to sweep into the area, but it won’t quite come into play until later on tonight. It will bring a few clouds through the overnight as our temperatures dip to the mid 50s.

A cold front approaches from the north, pushing through Tuesday night.
A cold front approaches from the north, pushing through Tuesday night.(weau)

As the front pushes through late tonight there may be a few spot showers that carry into Wednesday morning, but moisture will be limited and these will be few and far between. Winds will shift from the southwest to the east by early Wednesday, allowing for cooler air to return. We will feel the impacts on Wednesday as temperatures drop back down to average and even a bit below with highs for most of us staying in the 60s. It will also be rather breezy with variable clouds and sunshine. The cooler air will come as a large high pressure system slides into the Northern Great Lakes from Central Canada and will be a factor through at least Thursday. Cooler days also means cooler nights and we can expect lows to dip down close to 40 early Thursday and Friday mornings. Some of those typically colder spots will likely be in the 30s, so we will have to keep an eye on at least the potential for spotty frost in those areas. Otherwise it’s a straight forward forecast with that same high pressure system hanging out to our east right through the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. The weather will remain sunny and dry from Thursday through much of the weekend before scattered clouds return. Temperatures during this stretch will gradually rise through the 70s and into the 80s by Sunday.