Ending the week cooler with a few showers
Storms have moved out leaving the rest of the night quiet and uneventful. Cooler, drier air will ride in on northwest winds helping to clear the skies some and cool our temperatures off. Lows will dip to the low 50s.
OVERVIEW: A warm front pushes east first followed by a cold front later tonight but in between will be the firing zone for storms which may be strong to severe this afternoon and evening. It will be followed by cooler temps for Friday into Saturday. An upper level trough hangs around with pieces of energy rotating through which may trigger a few stray showers for Friday and perhaps Saturday although both days will see a fair amount of dry hours. Ridge replaces the upper level trough and allows a gradual warming trend for the second half of the weekend leading into the Memorial Day holiday. Next chance for showers and storms will return Tuesday and Wednesday.
OVERNIGHT: Skies will clear and temperatures will be much cooler in the low 50s.
TGIF: Upper level trough starts to dig back in. With upper level impulses riding through the base, we could see a few showers and maybe a rumble of thunder tomorrow. You’ll notice a difference in temperatures as highs will only warm to the upper 60s to low 70s.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Saturday rain threat is looking less and less but it remains, and temperatures remain a few degrees below normal with a mix of clouds and sunshine and highs around 72. Trough loses grip over the northeast as a ridge of high pressure starts to build in. Temperatures really warm Sunday to the mid and upper 70s and even warmer Monday for the Memorial Day holiday to the low 80s degrees under plenty of sunshine! Tuesday highs will still be warm in the low to mid 80s, despite the threat for a few afternoon showers and storms. Wednesday the storm threat continues but temperatures will be cooler in the upper 70s.
Have a nice evening!
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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