Chance for 70s Ahead
We've got one week of April in the books and so far, no real heat, although still above normal. As of this afternoon, we are running 4.8° above normal on the month thus far. Every afternoon high has been above normal with the exception of Wednesday, where the high only reached 43°.
But it is starting to feel like spring with no shortage of April showers! All but two days this month have reported at least of trace of rain. If you're like me though, you're looking for that sun and some warmer temps. I think we've all been patient enough too! Did you know we haven't had more than two days in a row of temps in the 70s since October 5th-7th where we topped out at 77, 70 and 71 respectively?! We had three days hit 65 degrees in March, on the 6th, 7th and 24th. And one day in the 70s in February...something that has never happened before!
Now we look ahead to the stellar weekend shaping up and the potential for 70 degree weather! High pressure is building over the Ohio River Valley and that will give us a southerly wind pumping in warmer air. Sunshine will be with us on Saturday and a southerly breeze will pick up during the afternoon. Right now it looks like most spots will push into the mid range 60s. With our normal high at 51 degrees, temps will soar a solid ten to fifteen degrees above normal. And it doesn't stop there! By Sunday, enough warm air advection will have occurred to likely keep us mild in the 50s overnight. With a warm start to Sunday, a lifting warm front and continued sunshine, we'll be on our way into the 70s.
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Sunday afternoon features a mix of sun and clouds and a southerly wind. As we get into Sunday night a chance for showers and storms will return ahead of a cold front. While it is a widely scattered chance, any storms that do brew could be strong with gusty wind and possibly some hail. That chance will continue into Monday, although winds are still southwesterly and that will give us another day with temps in the 70s! Hope you can enjoy the next three days as temps then fall back closer to seasonal levels in the 50s by Tuesday.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld