TONIGHT: Increasing Clouds, Not As Cold. Lo 39. Winds: Light.
MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy with Peeks of Sun, PM Stray Light Showers. Hi 56. Winds: SW 10-15 mph.
TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Stray Showers. Winds Strengthen by Afternoon. Hi 57. Winds: W 10-20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
Just another spectacular mid-February day! High temperatures today nearly hit 60° with a steady breeze from the south and plenty of clearing and blue sky for the afternoon. Temperatures do drop to the 40s and upper 30s tonight, but we are in line for more mild weather Monday and Tuesday.
Clouds will roll back in late tonight with highs both Monday and Tuesday in the mid-50s. A couple weak fronts will bring us occasional showers each afternoon, but only light rainfall amounts are expected. However, things have trended wetter and noticeably cooler for Wednesday as east flow, clouds, and afternoon rain keeps us in the low 40s. A warm front will lift north of the region Thursday morning, with temperatures soaring into the low 70s by the afternoon! The record high that day is 75 set back in 2017…so probably not a record, but not all that far off.
A stronger cold front will cross Thursday night, dropping highs into the 40s Friday and eventually overnight lows into the 20s Saturday morning. Despite the torch coming this week, there’s actually a chance of light wintry mix late next Saturday and overnight into Sunday as a fast-moving wave moves into colder air over-top of us. It won’t be significant, but we’ll keep watch as it could be our real shot at something interesting in weeks! And as soon as that system arrives, milder air returns for next Sunday. As usual this winter the short windows of cold air do not hold.
-Meteorologists Adis Juklo and Dan Tomaso