TONIGHT: Few Evening Showers After Sunset. Lo 45. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Partly Cloudy, User Friendly with More Sunshine and Mild. Hi 66.
TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Mild. A Few Stray Showers, A Storm Possible Late. Hi 64.
We finally made it to clearer skies and drier air! It took almost all morning into the early afternoon, but the clouds did give way to blue skies and sunshine. Temperatures did rise quickly- for some western areas highs were in the low 70s. Dry conditions should hold for most until after sunset, so enjoy the warmth and sun this evening while it lasts! A little energy in the atmosphere will help to create a few showers later after sunset, but only light rain is expected overnight. Clouds then clear again ahead of Monday morning with lows in the mid-40s.
Monday continues to look gorgeous as high pressure delivers a sunny, mild day. High temperatures should reach the mid to upper 60s again. As a warm front begins to setup shop just south of the Mid-state Monday night and Tuesday, clouds will increase and there can be some showers that develop by mid-day Tuesday. At this time, it appears most of the moisture will remain south and west of the Midstate, closer to the nearly stalled boundary, but later trends will have to be monitored. Warmer air will sweep in Wednesday which will allow temperatures to spike near 70 degrees. Weak ripples in the flow will generate some scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday morning and afternoon that will likely repeat mid-day Thursday before some noticeably cooler, drier air builds in.
The start of Easter weekend will feature dry weather but highs don’t look to get out of the 50s Friday or Saturday. Clouds and some moisture could arrive for Easter Sunday, so we will monitor rain chances but at this point it is too early to lock on to solid chances for rain.
-Meteorologists Dan Tomaso and Adis Juklo