Brighter, drier and warmer. That pretty much sums up how we plan on ending this work week. The departure of the rains from yesterday has allowed a surface pressure ridge to skirt just to our south providing a warmer westerly flow of air. So warm that temperatures should be in striking distance of reaching 70 later this afternoon.
We’ll trim temperatures just a bit on Saturday as a southbound front will slide in dry providing a more easterly wind. Highs may not be as warm but more seasonal with highs reaching the low to mid 60s.
Starting Sunday is when we see an extended period of rainfall in the forecast. Surface low will be positioned near by but cut off from the main flow which moves systems across the country. Before this rainy period ends, cooler air will be drawn down from this system.
Highs in the lower 60s both Sunday and Monday will cool into the 50s Tuesday with upper 40s on Wednesday and Thursday. I do see breaks in the rain during this period, but the bottom line sees a forecast looking very gray and damp. Not the kind of forecast I wanted April to end.