Good Monday to one and all. Our new week is off and running with MUCH milder temps, and the mild air should carry us through Friday. After that, things can get ugly, with another big blast of cold waiting in the wings for early April.
Highs out there today should hit 60 or better in many areas, with a mix of sun and clouds. Things look mainly dry, with only a small shower or storm chance.
Highs for the rest of the week should warm to the 60s for much of the state, with a shot at a 70 if we cans squeeze in a little sunshine.
With the milder pattern, comes the increasing threat for showers and thunderstorms. Isolated stuff will be possible Monday and Tuesday, with more widespread action on Wednesday:
Scattered showers and storms continue through the end of the week, with a much stronger storm system taking aim at our region. This may produce strong storms, heavy rains and even the chance for a wraparound snowflake to start Easter Weekend:
We will need to watch the flood threat with that system. If it deepens a little more, those strong storms could even become severe.
The cold behind that is quick-hitting, with a nice rebound into Easter. That’s ahead of a powerful blast of cold for the first week of April. Folks, this is ugly:
That has the potential to be brutal cold for this time of year. It may also be accompanied by big thunderstorms ahead of it, and a touch of winter behind it:
That’s just nasty!
Have a great Monday and take care.