Showers and storms to increase

Good Monday, everybody. Our work week is starting off with milder air slowly, but surely, taking control of the pattern. This milder brand of air will usher in an increase in showers and thunderstorms over the next few days.

Highs out there Monday should range from 60 to 65 degrees in most areas. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted, with the chance of a shower or thunderstorm:

The threat of showers and thunderstorms will be much greater as we head into Tuesday and Tuesday night as a cold front drops in:

A few of the storms might be on the strong side, with small hail and gusty winds.

Much chillier air comes in behind this for Wednesday as highs settle back into the upper 40s and low 50s. Winds will be gusty with increasing amounts of sunshine later in the day.

Thursday will find southwesterly winds kicking in, with highs returning to the low 60s. Those numbers continue to climb Friday, ahead of a storm system moving in for the weekend. This bad boy should produce widespread showers and storms:

The overall pattern will be skewed warmer than normal, but quick-hitting chilly shots will also be moving across the country. Watch this animation through the rest of the month into the first few days of April:

That should lead to active weather with frequent rounds of showers and thunderstorms rumbling across our region. This shows up well on the two-week rainfall map from the GFS ensembles:

Have a magnificent Monday and take care.

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