Looking over the weather for the next week is really bumming me out this morning. We have a chance of rain everyday from now through at least Monday. The drought that we were in last summer, fall, and winter is now a distant memory.
A stationary front continues to be situated to our east, extending from the upper Midwest down into Georgia. An upper level ridge is in place over the eastern portion of the country. Over the next couple of days, minor disturbances will track around the ridge (and right along the stationary front) from northwest to southeast. As a result, we’ll see showers and thunderstorms during the afternooon and nighttime hours through Thursday. Severe winds and hail are possibile each day.
The front will finally pass through on Thursday as a warm front. Showers and thunderstorms will continue but should not be quite as severe.
The upper level ridge breaks down on Friday as it will be replaced by a closed upper level low. Unsettled weather associated with it will continue throughout the weekend.
The good news is that during this rainy period temperatures will remain mild. From now through Friday we will see highs ranging from the low to mid 70’s. By the weekend things will cool off slightly, but temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60’s during the day.