BLOG: Spring Starts Sunday
Spring doesn’t officially start until tomorrow evening, but what a stretch of it we have had the last few days.
Yesterday’s high of 81 degrees was a new record. And even though a cold front moved through overnight, we still managed a high of 67 degrees this afternoon. The cooler air will continue to move our way tonight and tomorrow. We will drop into the 30s overnight, then only top out in the low 50s tomorrow. Although this is a cool down, even cooler will progressively move our way throughout the week. It will come in behind a few different storms as the overall weather pattern is temporarily changing.
Clouds will start to come in tomorrow, and then some rain will follow tomorrow night and Monday. Temperatures will actually go up on Monday to near 60 since this round of rain is coming via a warm front. However, the entire front gets very strung out from east to west after it moves our way. What I mean is that instead of wrapping up and moving through the area, it will slow down and the band of rain will hold but stretch and thin out. There will be breaks in the rain later Monday into Tuesday, but there still could be a few showers around. Then, another front will quickly follow this same track, starting later Tuesday and taking all the way until early Thursday morning to get out of here.
The mid-week storm will have mainly rain with it, but there will be some wintry weather mixing in out west and not that far off to the south both at the beginning and end of the storm. This storm will bring in even cooler air. It will drop highs back into the 40s, and maybe not get them out of the 30s on Friday.
The cold snap will not last as long as some do during the winter, but the stormy weather pattern will continue right into next week.
Before we get to mid-week, we have two different storms moving our way. Clouds will start to come in tomorrow, then some rain will arrive tomorrow night. It will continue right into Monday. Temperatures will actually climb despite the rain on Monday, as the overall flow remains out of the south. We will top out near 60 Monday and then in the mid 50s on Tuesday. Then, the next storm will be moving in already later Tuesday and will continue through Wednesday. This will mainly be rain, but could mix with wintry weather out west.