Good Friday, folks. We have a big push of warmer air surging into the region over the next few days. This will cause our temps to really take off into early next week. All of that will lead into a big storm system for the end of next week.
Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70. There is a small chance of a shower across the south in the afternoon. Scattered showers will then try to ride back to the north Friday evening and early Saturday:
Highs on Saturday will be in the middle 70s for much of the region as the warm air takes hold. Highs of 75 to 80 degrees will be possible Sunday, with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible.
The next cold front stays just to our north Sunday, allowing temperatures to really take off. Highs will flirt with 80 and should hit the low 80s early next week. Much of the eastern half of the country will be well above normal:
That air is ahead of a big system likely to crank for the middle and end of the week, and it could spawn a lot of rain and storms followed by colder air.
The European model takes it a step further and tries to drag a tropical system into the mix:
Make it a great Friday and take care.