Forecast: Warmer Weather on the Way
Weekend Weather Worry?
* Higher Warming Projections | Later: Drought Developing? *
Today: Mostly sunny. 39-43. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 15-24.| Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 49-53. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Yesterday was probably our coldest day of the week but fortunately it is only uphill from that cold, windy weather. In fact, we may be able to jump ten degrees each of the next three days. That means 40s today, 50s tomorrow, and possibly a run at 60 on Thursday before the next cold front arrives. Yes, unfortunately, we do not seem to go long around here this winter without another cold front to discuss. This next one could complicate our weekend.
Today (Tuesday): Sunshine will abound, but breezes from the northwest at 10-15 mph will still add some wind chill to the air. Look for lower 40s for highs in most locations today. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clear skies and calmer winds tonight will create excellent radiational cooling effects. That means that the temperature range from the outer suburbs to downtown could be very large. The less urban areas around the city could see lows in the low-to-mid teens, while downtown could see lower 20s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): A major shift in wind direction (now coming from the south) will significantly help the case for warmer weather and we'll be looking for highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s with copious sunshine. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy skies are expected along with low temperatures only reaching down to the lower 30s (city) and upper 20s (outer suburbs). Light winds from the south are expected. Confidence: Medium
Thursday is our best day of this week due to the combination of dry weather along with temperatures in the upper 50s to maybe, just maybe, lower 60s. We should expect more cloud cover than today and Wednesday, but still should see the sun too. Confidence: Medium
Friday is still warm most of the day, but we are expecting a major cold front to come along and trigger mainly afternoon and evening showers and possibly even a thunderstorm. Lows Friday morning should be in the 40s with daytime highs back up in the upper 50s to around 60 again. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekend story is one of winter once more, unfortunately. Colder than normal conditions are expected with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s to lower 30s. This weekend does have a wildcard though as a low pressure area may form along the cold front and come back north again toward our region. If it does, it could threaten some winter weather. Based on the track record of these types of threats this winter, this is only a minor worry and something just to monitor in the days ahead. Confidence: Low
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