Hello, Cardinal Country! We’re expecting to enjoy some nicer warmer weather for the next few days, but a decent low-pressure system and troughy pattern over the weekend into next week looks to change that (again, I know 🙁 ). Highs near 70° with at least some decently sunny skies through the evening make for a pleasant day, then a short-wave disturbance looks to ride out ahead of our main weather maker to spark some showers under cloudier skies late tomorrow morning into mainly the afternoon hours. We get a break in the action (and maybe the clouds in the evening) allowing us to recover from the wetter weather and hit the lower 60s (about 10° below average this time of year, but not bad considering we started out this week quite chillier). Our main event comes Saturday afternoon, where a more decent chance of showers & even a rumble of thunder or two with instability present look to develop out ahead of the cold front attached to a low-pressure system that will deepen and swing by Saturday night into Sunday. This sets the stage for increasing winds out of the NW as the front passes & yet another (saddening) drop in the temperatures as we bottom out to the 50s by Monday – A full 20° off average, but at least there are signs of resurgent high-pressure ridging/ SW winds that we expect could be a source of warming during the 2nd half of next week. Something to end this edition of our 5-day Forecast on a high note, right? We sure love a happy ending, after all!
-Weather Forecasters Ryan Hill & Rachel Stinger-