Forecast: Sunshine and warmth double up
Saturday winds usher in chill by Mother's Day
FORECAST IN DETAIL
By David Streit, CWG Meteorologist
The next two days are setting us up for a fall! We will be spoiled with above normal temperatures and none of that nasty humidity that had us ratcheting up the A/C over the weekend. However, a major league cold front will put an end to all the fun bright and early on Saturday. We could be greeted by a few showers or thunderstorms Saturday morning but they will quickly be gone and a very windy day will ensue. The real chill arrives on Sunday and Monday with readings at least 10 degrees below normal.
Today (Thursday): A band of showers passing just to the north of the area could give us a few clouds speeding by early in the morning. However, it's all good from there with highs in the low 80s, about 10 degrees above normal, and low humidity. Winds somewhat breezy around 10-20 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: This evening is made for patio-dwelling. Temperatures start in the 70s and slip to the 60s later in the evening. The low humidity allows overnight lows to reach the upper 40s suburbs to mid-50s downtown. Winds remain light and skies clear. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....
Tomorrow (Friday): Remember yesterday? Here we go again with lots of sun and light breezes. Highs may be just a degree or two cooler but upper 70s to lower 80s makes for a fine end to the work week. Humidity inches up by afternoon but nothing uncomfortable. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: There is no worry about a jacket if you go out on the town tonight. Temperatures in the 70s most of the night (but bottoming out in the 60s) and light breezes last through the evening. Humidity and breezes pick up after midnight. Confidence: Medium-High
Saturday dawns with a strong cold front bearing down on the city. There is the possibility (50% chance) of a few morning showers or thunderstorms, but skies clear quickly and brisk winds from the southwest shift to howling out of the northwest by mid-morning. Winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to near 40 mph are likely with highs in the 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Mother's Day Sunday is going to be a shock to the system with morning lows in the low-to-mid 40s and highs only reaching the low-to-mid 60s. That is nearly 10 degrees below normal. However, there is some solace for all the moms on their special day; only light breezes and sunny skies throughout the day. Confidence: Medium-High
Monday morning commuters can rely on cool temperatures to wake them up, even in the coffee fails them with readings in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Temperatures should recover much better with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds and mostly sunny skies combine to make it pleasant by mid-day. Confidence: Medium-High
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