Top of the morning to you! A fairly average start to the work day, with temperatures in the low 40s. Thankfully, we will warm to find highs in the mid 70s this afternoon, with warmer air continuing to funnel in through the weekend. As far as that sunshine, soak it up while we have it. Cloud cover is quickly on the way and that will lead to rainfall at times Friday and onward. A frontal boundary stands across the area now, with a low pressure system just to the west. This will lead to cloudy skies overnight and into Friday.
As far as showers, they will hold off until Friday. A few isolated showers/storms can't be ruled out during the afternoon and evening. These will become more scattered into Saturday, then widespread Sunday. A few could even be strong, dumping between a quarter and half an inch (in total) during the afternoon and evening to end the weekend. Another wave will then bring the return of showers and storms early to mid next week.
Looking deeper into the horizon, a trend back toward near and slightly above average temperatures looks increasingly likely. On the flip side, rainfall looks to also veer above average to begin May, with confidence pretty high.
The next 7 days will be pretty active, with several rounds of showers and storms. These will begin (isolated) Friday afternoon and pick up through Sunday, before another wave brings additional chances Tuesday and midweek. For now, enjoy another beautiful day before an opportunity for rain arrives later tomorrow.
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