A cooler weekendApril 21st, 2012 at 8:20 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
Last weekend I told everyone that it was going to be cooler this weekend with highs in the 50′s. I was prepared for it (as I hope you were too) however not seeing the sun today and being outside with highs in the lower 50′s was a shock to the system.
I spent the morning putting up blue pinwheels around Christ United Methodist Church on Shroyer road in Kettering. My sorority’s (Kappa Delta) Dayton alumnae chapter volunteered to put them together and “plant” them around the church for Prevent Child Abuse America, our sorority’s national philanthropy. I dressed in layers and brought my rain jacket but forgot gloves. The rain had stopped but I’m glad it did rain because the ground was a little softer. The pinwheels went into the ground a little easier because the ground was wet. (Although I did break two pinwheels while trying to put them in the ground – apparently I should scale back the weight training) Here’s a photo from this morning.
Today we made it into the lower 50′s and I’m afraid the rest of the weekend isn’t going to be sunny and warm.
Our normal high is 64 and we won’t see that until at least the middle of the week. So be prepared for some chilly nights with lows in the 30′s. If you live in a spot that is usually several degrees colder than the airport you may want to cover up some of your plants because there could be some patchy frost.
Even with a little sunshine on Sunday temperatures are going to stay in the middle 50′s. This is due to a big area of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere. Our jet stream or storm track is going to dive south and bring the chilly air with it. This pattern is going to stick around until late Monday.
Winds begin to pick up Monday out of the northwest as a storm system rides along the east coast. The precipitation is going to miss us -notice I said precipitation and not rain. That’s because the air is just cold enough to bring snow – yes snow to parts of the northeast. Geez – can you imagine after the March we had to see snow at the end of April?!?!? Here’s what things look like on Monday evening.
Hopefully those folks haven’t put away their winter weather gear just yet. Enjoy the weekend chill.