Highs to approach 80 degrees

Good Tuesday and welcome to a very warm day. High temperatures will make a run toward the 80-degree mark over the next couple of days. These readings will be more typical of May and will usher in the threat for some booming thunderstorms later in the week.

Gusty winds will continue today. Winds might hit 35 mph at times as highs top out in the upper 70s to about 80.

Current temperatures

Wednesday’s weather will be similar to Tuesday, but highs might be a few degrees warmer.

This is all ahead of a big time storm system rolling out of the plains states toward the Great Lakes. That will drag a strong cold front our way for Thursday and might set the stage for some severe thunderstorms. We usually see a squall line with a setup like this, and that’s what the GFS is showing:

GFS

That could bring a round of high winds to our part of the world on Thursday. Much colder air will then sweep into town on Friday with highs near 50 degrees.

Readings will rise this weekend to near 70 by Sunday and then may really surge into early next week.

That said… there is a ton of cold air still hanging around North America:

Euro 3

That likely means a very active second half to our severe weather season into May and June.

Make it a great day and take care.

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