After some clouds in the morning, skies cleared nicely yesterday. This allowed some of the inland temperatures to skyrocket into the 80s. Meanwhile it warmed to the 60s near the coast. Then temps fell back to the 50s as the winds shifted from offshore. A cool front/wind-shift line moved through yesterday and helped to push the winds from the east. Now that boundary is sitting over the region.
As the day goes on, the boundary will slowly drift north. A few showers are possible along this front. We already saw a couple of showers north of the metro. Highs will be mixed again, however, the clouds should stop the temperatures from being as dramatically different as they were yesterday. So I’m thinking highs will be in the mid-upper 70s inland with a few 80s possible. Upper 60s to low 70s in the metro. Then 60s near the shore.
Another shower or two is possible tonight with lows in the 50s. Tomorrow a strong area of low pressure will form over the Midwest while our local area of high pressure drifts east. This will allow for the winds to pick up out of the southwest. Skies will go to partly cloudy. The April sun will allow for strong warming, and this time the wind should be able to push back the cooler air that sits over the water. So highs tomorrow will be near 80 for many. We’ll probably hit the mid 80s inland. It will feel like early Summer.
Then a cold front will move through late tomorrow night into early Saturday morning. It will cool things down for the weekend. Highs will be in the 60s on Saturday and mid 50s on Sunday. Other than a few showers early Saturday, the weekend looks dry.
In the national news…They had some rough storms over the central U.S. yesterday. The Storm Prediction Center has put a moderate risk for severe storms and tornadoes out for states in the central Mississippi River Valley for today. This is due to a strong upper level trough and a lot warmth and humidity out there.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler