Warming again…April 18th, 2012 at 6:44 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Yesterday’s temperatures were very close to normal… so it really was a typical April day! Here’s your almanac:
While we’re looking at numbers… let’s check out rainfall. Until this past weekend, we had only picked up a trace of rain for the month… and we were about half-way through. A nice rain event on Saturday caught us up a bit… as we picked up about three-quarters of an inch at the airport. Areas south of there actually saw more… some over one inch! We remain more than an inch below normal for the month and year:
We will continue to see dry conditions, under the influence of high pressure for the next two or three days. Today looks pleasant, with highs in the upper 60s… just above normal. As winds shift in from the south Thursday, we’ll see highs push into the mid-70s. A nice warm up for the second half of the week! The rain we’ve been watching for this time frame looks like it will stay just north of the area Thursday, as seen on Futuretrac:
But by Friday evening, a cold front will approach the area. Ahead of the front, we’ll once again be into the 70s for a beautiful afternoon. Then, evening and overnight showers and even a few thunderstorms will roll in. The rain hangs around for the weekend–best chance on Saturday, with a few lingering showers on Sunday. Big changes in temperatures here… with highs about 5-10 degrees below normal:
It will feel even cooler, with limited sun and some rain. There is some model disagreement for next week… so I’ve lingered a slight chance of showers into Monday, with a slow warming trend beyond that!