Heating up this weekend
A record high temperature could be set on Saturday as unseasonably warm air settles in for the weekend. Some pop up afternoon t-showers are possible, but the better chances later Sunday Night and Monday Morning for widespread rain and storms.
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FEELING LIKE SUMMER
The record high for Saturday is 88 which occurred in 1942. Saturday afternoon highs should average in the upper 80s and even close to 90 by late afternoon. Most of the day should be partly sunny and becoming breezy. A south wind at 10-20mph and gusty. especially through the afternoon. A few pop up afternoon t-showers could occur. So, keep that in mind for your afternoon and early evening plans.
Sunday should again be very warm and breezy with a mix of clouds and sun. Afternoon highs averaging in the mid 80s along with a south wind at 10-20mph and gusty. There again could be a few afternoon pop up t-showers. But, the more widespread chance for showers and storms could occur later Sunday Night and into Monday.
STORM START MONDAY
As mentioned above, a better chance for rain and storms should occur locally late Sunday Night and Monday ahead of a cold front. A few storms could be strong to severe and as always we will be closely tracking this system. Projected rainfall amounts could be in the 0.75" to 1" range through the first half of Monday. So, it appears that the morning commute to school and work could be very wet. Drier conditions could return by afternoon and slightly cooler as well with highs in the low/mid 70s.
Dry conditions could continue for Tuesday and into Wednesday. Partly sunny and upper 70s Tuesday, then more clouds and around 80 Wednesday. Morning lows quite comfortable in the 50s.
HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE LATE WEEK
A low pressure system could move in late Wednesday and into Thursday. This could provide another round of heavy rain locally Thursday and even into Friday along with the chance for some thunderstorms. An early look at long range forecast models is impressive. The GFS model projecting a possible 2.30" amount from Thursday through early Friday Morning. The European model projects a slower moving system and therefore a much higher rainfall amount at 3.70" Thursday through Saturday Morning.
So, a lot to watch in the days ahead.
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!