After some less than desirable weather last week, the weekend ended up being very pleasant, especially yesterday. Today will be a continuation of that theme as we’ll see lots of sun and very warm temperatures, with highs reaching the low 70’s for most locations. Winds will be very breezy today though, as a low level jet located ahead of an advancing cold front will make for gusts of up to 40 mph.
Things get interesting starting tonight. The aforementioned cold front is currently situated over the central portion of the country right now. It will continue to move to the east today and will cross the region tonight. Thunderstorms accompanying the front will arrive around midnight, with showers lasting into tomorrow morning where rain could change to snow briefly. No accumulation is expected though.
Tomorrow is going to be a complete 180 from today. Showers will taper off by midday, but highs will be a good 30 degrees colder, and winds will be even stronger than today. Gusts could reach 45 mph.
As quickly as the cold, stormy weather enters, it will exit just as fast. We begin a warmup on Wednesday as the large scale weather pattern is going to change. High pressure will situate itself over the Gulf, ushering in warmer air from the south. After tomorrow, the rest of the week will be a return to spring.