We’re still anticipating an uptick in temperatures during the next couple days, only to be followed by a colder pushback late this week and during the upcoming weekend.
As a ridge of high pressure both at the surface and aloft establishes itself in the Eastern Region during the next 48 hours, a broad upper-level trough will be digging into the Rockies and Plains states.
The true dagger of cold air will be aimed at the nation’s midsection before moving east, and a slow-moving cold front is expected to tap into rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico during the second half of the week.
Expect unseasonably mild conditions here during each of the next three days, especially on Thursday night, followed by periods of rain, and then a colder and mostly dry period for Saturday.
A warm front pressing eastward toward the big cities along the eastern seaboard will still generate a couple of showers late on Wednesday night and Thursday. But these will be few and far between with the steadiest rain probably occurring on Friday.