EVENING: Mix of sun and clouds, occasional showers and cool. Temps in the 50s.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, stray showers. Low 42.
TUESDAY: Mix of sun and clouds, occasional showers, breezy and cool. Temps in the 50s.
We have an upper level low stalled over the Great Lakes early this week. Sun will warm the air and destabilize the atmosphere to produce clouds and showers. These showers cool the air and clouds begin to decrease and allow sun to return. This process happens over and over again. Its this kind of set up that continues for Tuesday and Wednesday. Daytime temperatures will also be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than average with wind speeds 10-15mph at times.
By Thursday and Friday, the longer-term models have started pulling the upper-level low away from the region and lowering the shower chances. Temperatures start to nudge upward too, with highs in the 60s by the end of the week, and likely getting back into the 70s by the end of the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, this coming weekend should be much nicer than the last one with more sunshine and dry conditions.
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder