Good morning Cardinal Country! I know many of you are disappointed with the weather because of the cold rain that’s in our midst & the fact that yesterday was awesomely warm and sunny!! We miss it already!! We made it all the way to 85°, a feat normally accomplished around the 21st of June according to local climatology as shown in the images taken from NOAA’s Regional Climate Center xmACIS webpage:
Unfortunately, the next 5 days do not hold that type of weather for us, but at least we have a gradual clearing trend and warm-up on the way. We start off with some showers that should stay with us through the midday period, yet we see some tapering off of these at least later on this afternoon. The front that is bringing these showers through is slowing down which could limit the clearing we get today, and after a lull in the activity overnight, a new surge of moisture/shower activity is expected.
Some wrap-around showers are expected Saturday as the low-pressure system that today’s front is connected to sails north of us, then some stable air should be able to start a clearing process. It will be breezy Saturday with winds gusting in the 25-30 mph range, but those relax throughout the day while the skies clear. This brings to our attention the concern for some frost/freeze risks overnight Saturday into Sunday, but even more so Sunday night into Monday. Temperatures in the daytime start moderating, and we look forward to warming into the 60s which *thankfully* is more like what we expect for this time of the year from about Tuesday onward. Hey, it’s not as warm as yesterday, but with clearing skies and more normal temperatures, it’s still a decent finish! Fly safe, and stay warm/dry, Cardinals! Hoping that your Carnival experience turns out better, too!
-Weather Forecaster Ryan Hill-