Temperatures were sitting in the mid 30s as we were heading out the door today, but they have reached the upper 40s this afternoon. Clouds will slowly start to build in as we progress through the evening tonight and temps will fall back to the mid 30s. Southerly flow will continue to bring warm air and moisture into the region through tonight and into tomorrow. A cold front will push through the region tomorrow, bringing with it chances for heavy rain and an occasional rumble of thunder. After the front passes, cooler air from the northwest will move in and leave us with clear conditions on Thursday, with a high in the low 40s.
Temperatures will warm back up into the low 50s on Friday as warm air advects into the region ahead of a strong frontal system. While parameters for strong thunderstorms are still uncertain, it looks as if there will be some instability combined with strong wind shear profiles which could lead to some damaging winds associated with a line of thunderstorms that will fire in the evening on Friday. Rain will move out for Saturday morning as another strong blast of Arctic air moves in. A frigid start to next week is expected, with daily highs in the mid 30s and overnight lows in the mid 20s.