Above normal warmth expected this week
Temperatures soar 10-15 degrees above normal
- Spring-like warmth throughout this week
- Dry through mid-week; shower chances arrive Thursday
- Colder air briefly returns on Saturday
Winds will start to calm down during the evening leading to quiet conditions overnight. Lows will dip into the 20s and low 30s.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
The quiet weather will linger through Wednesday as high pressure continues to build in. Highs will approach the mid-60s by mid-week under a mostly cloudy sky (sprinkles can’t be ruled out Wednesday, but most will see cloudy skies only).
Waves of low pressure will impact the eastern half of the United States ending our quiet weather pattern later this week. First chance for rain will build in Wednesday night. Scattered showers will be in place for Thursday. Shower chances still remain for Friday.
Temperatures won’t be cooling down until Saturday. For Wednesday through Friday highs will top out in the low to mid 60s. Lows will only dip into the 40s.
Behind Friday’s system colder air and gusty winds usher in for Saturday. Highs may return to near-seasonable levels -- into the 40s. Upslope mountain snow showers are possible (this means areas west have the better chance to see some light snow).
Sunday will be warmer and dry as high pressure pushes back in. Calmer conditions also will return.
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