WEATHER BLOG: Warm Air Will Stick Around
Tuesday morning’s front left little in the way of rainfall. However, it did leave us in a much different air mass Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures have jumped to the low 80s, while the dewpoints remain high from the morning rain – creating muggy conditions. The warm air is going to stick around for the rest of the week with varying chances for showers and thunderstorms.
The next chance for showers comes late Tuesday night and Wednesday, as a new front moves our way. That front gets out of here slowly on Thursday, again giving us the chance for a shower or thunderstorm. During this stretch, highs will be above average but probably not as high as Tuesday. We are forecasting temperatures to top out in the upper 70s/near 80 degrees.
The storm track lifts just enough to the north for even warmer air and sunshine Friday. However, it’s still going to be close enough to give up a shower or thunderstorm. Then, yet another front moves our way Saturday into Sunday. It will remain warm during this time, but the thunderstorm and shower chances continue.
Now that we are in May, we were looking back at some of April’s numbers. We all know it was dry, but this is how dry. We received 1.99″ of rain for the month, which is 1.20″ down from our average. That puts us down 4.33″ for the year. Temperatures were a different story. We were 1.6 degrees above average. Not quite as drastic as March’s 10.1 degrees above average, but this is now the 15th straight month in a row where we finished with temperatures above average.
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