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5-Day Forecast for March 4th, 2022

Warm weekend with overnight rain on both days will lead to an airmass change on Monday, bringing colder stable air to the region slightly below or near seasonal averages.

Saturday: The day will be mostly sunny and windy due to a tight pressure gradient. Winds could gust up to 40 mph locally throughout the day on Saturday. A cold front will move through during the overnight hours bringing rain for the overnight hours. Highs will be in the low 70’s, morning low in the low 40’s.

Sunday: The second system that was forecasted to come in on Sunday has been slower than anticipated and apart from some light rain in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning the day on Sunday should be dry and sunny. Most of the rain will stay south of the area during the day Sunday and it actually be quite a pleasant day. Highs in the mid 60’s, morning lows in the mid 50’s.

A cold front will move through in the late evening hours on Sunday which will produce rain in the nighttime hours on Sunday. Following the rain should be a sharp drop in temperatures as the winds will shift to the northwest from the south. Temperatures will drop to the mid 60’s by nightfall to the mid 40’s by midnight.

Monday: The frontal system will stall out, bringing the chance of rain for much of the day on Monday. Some of the rain showers could be quite heavy at times which could lead to localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Monday will be a day of falling falling temperatures, our high of 46°F that will be set at 12:01 AM. Temperatures will drop to 40°F by sunrise, and into the lower 30’s and upper 20’s by the late afternoon.

Tuesday: Our system is finally on by a polar high will dominate much of weather of the central U.S. The day will be dry and mostly cloudy. High only only in the low 40’s, lows in the mid 20’s.

Wednesday: We’ll see a bit more sun on Wednesday compared to Tuesday, it will make for a better day. Temperatures right at seasonal averages, Highs around 50°F, lows around 30°F.

-CWS Forecaster: Ben Waggoner-

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