Forecast: Staying cool as winds subside
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Happy Mother's Day Mom! (She's a CWG regular, or at least she says she is). If you look outside this morning you wouldn't know it, but our temperatures are borderline "brisk." Stiff winds from the northwest have ushered in a cool air mass meaning temperatures a good 10 degrees below average today. Warming is in the forecast by midweek, but not before a warm front brings the chance of showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday.
Today (Sunday): Temperatures take a bit of a tumble today as we head back to spring for a few days instead of this pseudo-summer we've had to start May. Don't fret though, as we'll see some sun during the day. Highs struggle into the low 60s, and leftover winds from the northwest (15-25 mph with higher gusts) will make it feel cooler than that. Let's call it: "refreshing." Confidence: High
Tonight: Downright chilly! Maybe a blanket would be a good idea for a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Clear skies and diminishing winds allow temps to fall off quickly. Overnight lows range from the mid-30s in the coldest suburbs to the low 40s downtown. Those winds will be out of the northwest still, but diminishing to around 5 mph by morning. Confidence: High
Keep reading to see when we'll return to the warmth....
Tomorrow (Monday): High pressure brings some improvement with winds only around 10 mph from the northwest. But temperatures remain cool, even with mostly sunny skies. Expect daytime highs only in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Clouds will be on the increase as we work through the overnight hours. But we'll stay dry with still chilly overnight lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
As we move into Tuesday, a frontal system approaches from the west meaning showers are likely (60% chance) by afternoon. The heaviest rains may miss to the northwest, but we'll likely see enough to rinse the pollen off our cars. With the clouds and showers, highs should only make the mid-60s at best as breezes increase from the south/southeast. Shower chances and maybe a few rumbles of thunder continue overnight, and with warm winds from the south, lows only drop to the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium
Conditions on Wednesday don't change all that much as far as rain chances go, with a 50% chance for showers or t-storms. What will change, however, is our temperatures. We'll move into the warm sector of this storm system with highs around the upper 70s. Confidence: Medium
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