Good morning! After a seasonably cool day yesterday, today will be much warmer. Highs will soar into the upper 70s to low 80s for highs, and we are already seeing warm temperatures reflected on the latest 24-hour temperature change map. Cloud cover and fog has also hampered in the area this morning, but not to worry as sunnier skies are quickly on the way! Enjoy this one pleasant day for the week, as unsettled weather returns later tomorrow and through the early weekend.
Just like the expectations for today, Wednesday will be another warm one but also breezy. Comparing forecast highs to those of the usual norm, we will be 15-20 degrees above average. Though not record setting, it is still going to be a warm one! In addition to the warmth, breezy south to southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 35 mph will be possible. No, this will not be like our most recent event, but do keep in mind the increased flow as it relates to outdoor unsecured objects. Cloud cover will also be on the increase Wednesday, as a cold front takes aim to the region.
This attendant cold front to a potent low will glide across the Mississippi Valley, bringing showers and storm chances Wednesday night into Thursday. The good news is strong to severe storm chances stay much further north and west than our most recent system. This can be thanked in large part to a strong area of high pressure off the Southeast Coast. That said, a strong storm or two can't be entirely ruled out for portions of the plateau to central valley early tomorrow night. After that, general showers linger through Thursday, with additional (scattered) chances each day through Saturday. We will also see a cool down upon frontal passage Thursday, with highs in the mid 60s cooling to the low 60s on Friday.
That will do it for today. Enjoy some sunshine into this afternoon as well as the warm temperatures. Unsettled weather returns tomorrow evening/night, with shower chances lasting through late Saturday morning.
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