Warm temperatures and a robust low pressure system will move in to the area beginning Thursday morning. A cold front will drop temperatures into the 30’s for the beginning of the weekend with a nice, calm, dry weekend expected.
Wednesday: Strong gradient winds are expected with winds from the south sustained 20-30 mph likely and gusts over 40 mph. An approaching system along with a strong high pressure off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic region will create a tight pressure gradient. Mostly to partly sunny, highs will be in the mid 50s! That will feel nice given our weather the past couple of weeks.
Thursday: A strong surface low will move along a general line from St. Louis to Fort Wayne. A lifting warm front will make for the day to be a washout. Rain will be heavy at times and there will not be much break in the rainfall, not until the evening when the cold front pushes through. Flooding will be a possibility with about 2 inches of rain expected to fall. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50’s with a sharp temperature drop to the low 20’s to the upper teens after the front pushes through. There is a chance for a few snow flurries on the back side of the front but chances of that are rather low.
Friday: A much more quiet day with mostly sunny skies highs in the low 30’s. Lows will be in the mid to upper teens with a slight wind from the northwest will once again see a morning where Windchill values will be in the single digits.
Saturday: A weak surface low will be located over the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, the low should stay too far north to introduce any precipitation chances on Saturday. The day will be dry and mostly sunny to sunny, highs will be in the mid 30’s, lows around 20.
Sunday: High pressure will dominate much of the region, another quiet and sunny day weather wise. A very pleasant day! Sunny, highs around 50, morning low only of 30.
-CWS Forecaster: Ben Waggoner