Things turn summer-like this week with heat in place under nice conditions. Temperatures are already pushing 80 degrees in the western counties and are getting close in the central line and east. The heat is brought on by the almost clear skies along with southerly wind flow. It’s also a comfortable heat as dewpoint temperatures remain in the low to mid-50s.
The beginning of the week remains nice and we get one more day out of it. Partly sunny skies along with summer heat will be present on Wednesday before we dive back into an active weather pattern. Temperatures will top out in the mid-80s before we get the rain and storms back. Rain will move in by Thursday. Showers will build and eventually thunderstorms will form. Some storms are likely to be strong, especially in the western half of the state. Storms will continue through the end of the week and into Mother’s Day weekend with only brief breaks in between.