|Dew Point:||63.2°F (17.3°C)|
|Wind:||From the ESE at 2.0 MPH Gusting to 7.0 MPH|
|Sea Level Pressure:||30.08" (1018.5 mb)|
SunnyHigh: 80 Low: 60
SunnyHigh: 79 Low: 60
Mostly SunnyHigh: 76 Low: 61
Mostly SunnyHigh: 76 Low: 57
Mostly SunnyHigh: 66 Low: 47
Sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 7 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. East wind 2 to 6 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 79. East wind 2 to 7 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 6 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 3 to 7 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
... Dry and unseasonably warm weather will continue into the middle of the new week underneath high pressure.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... High pressure remains in command. Aloft, the flow between the ridge axis to our northeast and a weak upper low over the lower Mississippi Valley should result in some cirrus overspreading the CWA tonight. Low temperatures some 10 to 15 above climatology are forecast.
SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/... The ridge remains in place on Monday, although heights over our area tick back as the upper high center shifts east and fills every so slightly. This plus the continued presence of high cloud cover may shave a degree or two off of the afternoon highs.
The ridge will begin a eastward motion on Tuesday, as a midlevel shortwave tracks across the Dakotas and finally gives the pattern a little push. Although the cirrus will move off, increasing low level moisture will promote some cumulus development. This, along with a small decrease in 850 mb temperatures, leads to a further drop in afternoon high temperatures, although they will still be more than 10 degrees above normal.
LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... A pattern change is still the main headline for the extended forecast. A frontal boundary is slated to cross Wednesday or Wednesday night, ahead of the midwest shortwave ejecting across the far northern Great Lakes. Weak forcing and the very dry airmass in place lead me to continue with a dry forecast for the passage at this time.
Upper flow over the northeast U.S. transitions to a zonal pattern initially on Thursday and then a trough for Friday and Saturday. This will knock temperatures back to near or just below normal levels. Isolated shower possibilities also arrive with the pattern, but will do little to dent the continuing overall dry spell. Temperatures may recover Sunday as the trough starts to exit.