Another surge of spring this weekend

Good Friday to one and all. Our blast of winter weather was “one and done,” with spring temperatures ready to shoot back in this weekend. It will be mild, but chances of clouds and rain will be a drawback.

Temps to start Friday will be in the upper teens and low 20s. Gusty winds from the southwest will boost highs toward the 50s in the afternoon. The weekend will feature highs heading toward the 60s, but with some clouds and scattered showers around.

The showers and thunderstorms will increase by Sunday evening as a cold front moves in:

GFS

A shot of colder air sweeps in for early next week. That’s when we turn our attention toward a couple of systems trying to hook up. A system dives in from the northern branch of the jet stream and tries to merge with a system coming from the southern branch.

The current European model shows these two hooking up just to our east:

Euro

Euro 2

The faster those two hook up, the greater┬áthe chance that grows into a big winter storm system. That’s certainly something to keep a close eye on.

The overall setup will see that system give way to another warm-up, then another big shot of cold. You can see this well on the GFS ensembles:

GFS 6

Could be interesting with that type of a setup, both with winter and the thunderstorms.

Have a great day and take care.

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